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Christina Majaski
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Adult Adoptions

There are a variety of situations where a person may wish to adopt an adult. Adult adoption could be for reasons of inheritance, long-term care, insurance coverage, or to formalize parent-child relationships. Whether adoption of adults for these reasons is permitted under your state’s laws will vary. Most states do… Read More

Can Adoption Be Reversed, Overturned, or Canceled?

An adoption can be reversed, overturned, or canceled depending on the circumstances. This runs contrary to popular belief that all adoptions are permanent from a legal perspective. However, the process for canceling or reversing an adoption can be complicated. This page provides an overview on changing an adoption once it… Read More

How Long Can You Go to Jail for Violating Probation or Parole?

While most people may use the terms probation and parole interchangeably, they actually have two different, yet similar, definitions. Probation refers to a portion of, or in lieu of, an offender’s potential jail or prison sentence. Under probation, the offender remains under the direct supervision of the court and their… Read More

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Counterfeit Money

Counterfeiting money refers to the act of creating, altering or producing any security or obligation such as currency, bonds, reserve notes and treasury notes of the United States of America. Knowingly passing counterfeit currency as real is also illegal. The criminal penalties for using counterfeit money depend on… Read More

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How Much Do You Get Paid To Adopt a Child?

Contrary to popular belief, adoptive parents do not usually receive money for adopting a child. In reality, there is a higher demand from prospective adoptive parents than there are children being put up for adoption in the United States. According to some sources, the ratio of prospective adoptive parents to… Read More

What Is the Adoption Process?

Adoption is a wonderful way to grow your family. However, as most adoptive parents will tell you, the adoption process can be lengthy, complicated, and expensive. A qualified local attorney can answer your questions and provide legal representation. When the adoption is finalized, adoptive children have the same legal rights and… Read More

Released on Own Recognizance

After an arrest, you’ll likely want to get out of jail as quickly as possible. For felony offenses, the court may hold you in jail until your trial or release you after posting bond. For minor offenses, the court may release you on your own recognizance without posting bail. You… Read More

The Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act

The Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA) was enacted in 1982, and was designed to ensure that spouses divorcing military members who are part of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, are treated fairly when it comes to spousal support, payment of child support and the division of… Read More

What Is Mediation in Family Law?

Mediation is a process where both parties — typically individuals in the process of a divorce, though not always — meet with a trained mediator to work out the details concerning their lives post-divorce. Issues concerning finances, custody of any minor children, and other considerations are typically discussed under the… Read More

Modifying a Visitation Order

As a divorced parent, you could one day find yourself seeking a child custody or visitation order modification. What might you need to know about the process? The process for child custody order modification depends on state law. Modifications may be different when parents live in different states. This is… Read More