Some family laws in California include adoption laws that regulate the adoption of children into a family and child support laws that regulate how much money a noncustodial parent must pay for the needs of a child to a c... More » Government & Politics Law

In the majority of cases each state establishes unique child support laws. However the federal government can become involved if a person is more than two years behind on payments. Any parent who owes back child support ... More » Government & Politics Law Child Support & Custody

Non-custodial parents in the state of Texas may be obligated to monthly, court-ordered payments. The amount of support is dependent on the income of the parent and number of children under 18 in the order, minus any dedu... More » Government & Politics Law Child Support & Custody

Family law attorneys handle cases ranging from adoption and foster care to domestic violence and child abuse, explains FindLaw. They also help in cases of divorce, paternity, reproductive rights, emancipation and domesti... More » Government & Politics Law

At a hearing requesting a default judgment of divorce, the petitioner typically must detail the efforts made to notify the other party about the divorce, submit paperwork about child custody, child or spousal support, or... More »

Although divorce laws differ by state, FindLaw explains that a divorce letter, or a divorce petition, typically contains the name of the petitioner, the petitioner's spouse, the place and date of the marriage, the names ... More »

Although state laws may vary, as of 2015, children under 18 have the right to an education, health care and a physically and emotionally safe environment, according to FindLaw. Minors possess Constitutional rights to due... More » Government & Politics Law