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New Law in Virginia is Stopping Kids Under 16 From Getting Married

While many people did not even know that children under the age of 16 could get married throughout many of the states in the country, now there is a ban that is being put on the children from being able to get married if they’re not at least 16 and with the permission of their […]

Federal Judge is Out to Change the Same-Sex Marriage Minds of Others

When it comes to the many states that are still against same-sex marriage, there is a Federal Judge that is out to change their minds and the rulings that they currently have in place against it. There is no reason for other states to not adopt this new change and change the way they think, […]

Prenuptial Agreements

2015 has been a year that has seen its fair share of celebrity splits.  Some of them expected and others, shocking.  We’ve seen Blake and Miranda divorce, Reba and Narvel, Jenn and Ben and so many others.  And on the opposite side, we’ve seen some celebrity marriages as well.  Jennifer Anniston tied the knot.  Ashton […]

Everything You Need to Know about Prenuptial Agreements

While not legally necessary to have in place before marriage, once in place it is legally binding.  Also known as a prenup, this legal document is a safeguard in the event your marriage falls into the half of all marriages that end in divorce.  Compared to what you would spend on your marriage, prenups are […]

Can You Automatically Become Married?

Not all 50 states acknowledge what is known as a common law marriage.  This is the term given when individuals have lived together for so long the state acknowledges them as a married couple.  The rights may be similar or even the same as a legal marriage in states that recognize common law marriage; however, […]

All You Need to Know about How to Get Married

Marriage is one of the biggest events you will have in your entire life.  It is probably in the top three moments along with having a child and buying your first home.  There is a lot of planning involved in what to wear and who to invite, but there is also the legal side of […]

Importance of an Expert Divorce Lawyer

There is often a joke among lawyers that there are plenty of down on their luck lawyers who hang around churches in order to hand out their business cards to couples who are getting married. Although the joke is a bit over the top, it is indeed true that there are plenty of divorce lawyers […]

Marriage or Civil Union

The debate over whether gay and lesbian couple should be able to legally marry is still a controversial debate, despite the fact that a majority of states now have legalized gay and lesbian marriages.  To understand why there are such strong emotions on both sides of the fence one has to realize the definition of […]

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