What Are My Rights & Responsibilities to Step-children Following a Divorce?

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It can be extremely difficult for step-parents who have adopted non-biological children to work out their rights and responsibilities to continue a relationship with these children. If you are going through a similar situation, here are some of the factors that should be considered. Did the children get adopted by the non-biological parent? If the children have been adopted by the step-parent then they are legally that child's parent, regardless of the biological relationship or the state of the relationship between the parents.

23 January 2015

Understanding Harassment Restraining Orders

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If you are being harassed by another person, you have the power to stop this harassment. One of the legal ways to exercise your right is to hire a restraining order lawyer. The following is an overview of what a harassment restraining order is all about. What is a restraining order? A restraining order is an official command given by a court of law to a person ordering them to stop doing certain activity.

20 January 2015

Staying on After Your Graduation: How to Evade the Pitfalls

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One benefit of undergoing studies in Australia is that following the completion of your degree, you may qualify for a permanent residency citizenship through one of a number of visa categories. If a graduate student returns to their mother country, they can apply for a suitable skilled migration visa offshore. However, applying from onshore which means applying while still in Australia is usually a better alternative, given than graduating students do qualify to apply for one of three visa types purposely set up to assist them stay in Australia once they graduate.

6 January 2015