Family Law

Subjects that commonly fall under a nation's body of family law include:
• Marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships:
• Entry into legally recognized spousal and domestic relationships[1] • The termination of legally recognized family relationships and ancillary matters, including divorce, annulment, property settlements, alimony, child custody and visitation, child support and alimony awards
• Adoption: proceedings to adopt a child and, in some cases, an adult.
• Surrogacy: the law and process of giving birth as a surrogate mother
• Child protective proceedings: court proceedings that may result from state intervention in cases of child abuse and child neglect
• Juvenile law: Matters relating to minors including status offenses, delinquency, emancipation and juvenile adjudication
• Paternity: proceedings to establish and disestablish paternity, and the administration of paternity testing
This list is not exhaustive and varies depending on jurisdiction.

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