Family Law Newsletters
Although children who are born outside of the United States may automatically acquire U.S. citizenship under the Child Citizenship Act of 2000, no proof of citizenship will be issued to the child's parents unless such proof is requested.
Child Welfare Agencies' Potential Malpractice Liability for Improperly Detaining a Child in the Foster Care System
States have enacted laws requiring the filing of reports of suspected child abuse and neglect, and most states have specialized child protective agencies to investigate these reports. The organization of the agencies varies greatly from state to state. Child protective agencies should essentially perform the same functions.
Not only are children the victims of neglect and abuse, the elderly are victims too. There are various types of neglect and abuse that elderly persons endure.
When a court enters an order of child support, it orders one party to pay a certain sum of money to another for the support of a child. The person who is ordered to pay is called the obligor. The person who received the payment is the obligee. The amount of child support that is payable is usually based on state law that takes into consideration the number of children for which an obligor is responsible and the amount of income the obligor earns from all sources.
Artificial insemination or intrauterine insemination is a procedure in which a fertility specialist inserts specially treated sperm through the cervix into a woman's uterus. Artificial insemination increases the likelihood of fertilization and is performed when the woman is ovulating. Artificial insemination may involve the actual use of a partner's sperm or donor sperm.