First comes love, then comes renting a place together...marriage may or may not follow somewhere on that list.
The Appeals Court in Nebraska recently dealt with a type of family feud that's common in the state -- a dispute between the second-generation owners of a family farm.
Sometimes parents are faced with a tough choice -- they don't want to cut off their children's contact with their non-custodial father or mother. However, they also don't think that the parent should be left alone with the kids.
Nebraska has relatively narrow laws when it comes to a grandparent's visitations rights.
Sometime after you've filed your application for a green card based on your marriage to a United States citizen, you'll have to face the "marriage interview." This is where you have to provide enough evidence to satisfy the interviewer that your marriage is real, not a sham designed to get around immigration laws.
How do you will away the collection of a lifetime?
Cohabiting couples who take a long time to get married or just never feel the need to "make it legal" are increasingly common. In fact, the majority of couples that do get married cohabit first, and the household that's run by a married couple stopped being the norm in 2005.
In our society, someone's last wishes are generally considered very important, especially when those wishes are written down and formalized into a legal will. In order for someone else to contest that will, there generally has to be a good reason in order for the court to hear it.
For many people, the biggest or only real asset that they own aside from personal mementos is their home. As such, it's often their top concern when it comes to passing it on to their heirs.
The bond between a parent and a child doesn't necessarily come from biology -- there are plenty of stepparents who feel just as strongly connected to a stepchild as they could any biological child of their own.