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Can an Adoption be Reversed After it Was Finalized?

When you hear the word ‘adoption,’ you may think that this is permanent. However, depending on the circumstances of your case, an adoption may not be so permanent after all. Usually, even after an adoption has been finalized, it can be reversed by the court – however, there are strict laws regarding how this is… Continue reading →

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Teen Lawsuit Against Parents For College Money

On March 4, 2014, Rachel Canning decided to sue her parent for child support and money to assist her in paying for her college tuition. Rachel is currently living in New Jersey and is 18 years old, which in most cases would make her unable to be entitled to any financial assistance from her parents… Continue reading →

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Emancipation of Minors Basics

Emancipation is the court process through which a minor becomes independent and self-supporting, meaning they assume the adult responsibility of their own personal welfare. The law dictates that parents are responsible for supporting their children, including feeding, clothing, sheltering, and educating them, and acting in any other way that aligns with the child’s best interests…. Continue reading →

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Child support and emancipation

Even though you are ordered to make child support payments until your child reaches the age of 18 or 21, you ask if you have to continue making child support payments after your child is emancipated by a court order. An emancipation order, once granted, is the equivalent of declaring your child an adult; you… Continue reading →

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