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For psychological and sociological aspects, see marriagemarriage,
socially sanctioned union that reproduces the family. In all societies the choice of partners is generally guided by rules of exogamy (the obligation to marry outside a group); some societies also have rules of endogamy (the obligation to marry within a group).
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. For legal aspects, see divorcedivorce,
partial or total dissolution of a marriage by the judgment of a court. Partial dissolution is a divorce "from bed and board," a decree of judicial separation, leaving the parties officially married while forbidding cohabitation.
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; husband and wifehusband and wife,
the legal aspects of the married state (for the sociological aspects, see marriage). The Marriage Contract

Marriage is a contractual relationship between a man and a woman that vests the parties with a new legal status.
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; parent and childparent and child,
legal relationship, created by biological (birth) relationship or by adoption, that confers certain rights and duties on parent and child; in some states the courts have given the nonbiological, nonadoptive partner of a parent standing as a parent in a legal
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Finally, invoking the values of federalism and parity between state and federal courts is insufficient to justify expanding the domestic-relations exception to federal questions, because letting federal courts decide federal questions that involve domestic relations better serves those values than leaving such cases entirely to the state courts.
Black discusses the events in British history that influenced foreign and domestic relations under George Is rule, including the Glorious Revolution and the Restoration, in addition to more contemporary influences, such as the Jacobite Rebellion.
A qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) allows an employee's retirement plan to pay benefits to an ex-spouse named as alternate payee.
When it comes to qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs), plan sponsors and recordkeepers need to head off potential issues before they become larger problems.
They cover jurisdiction, choice of law, judgments, the problem of domicile, and conflicts problems in domestic relations.
Specialization in Family Law including Domestic Relations, Divorce, Paternity and Bankruptcy cases.
The Tax Court recently ruled that a taxpayer was subject to a 10 percent penalty tax when he took a premature distribution from his qualified retirement plan in order to make alimony payments to his ex-wife pursuant to a family judge's order because the payments were not made pursuant to a qualified domestic relations order ("QDRO").
Friedman Pro Bono Award was presented recently to Marilyn Billings McNamara, a domestic relations lawyer and co-founder of the UNH School of Law's Family and Housing Law Clinic.
He stopped posting the apology after 26 days, but Judge Jon Sieve, of Hamilton County Domestic Relations Court, determined that he had posted it long enough, and Byron wasn't jailed.
Other topics, to include domestic relations, evidence, personal injury, DUI law, ethics, professionalism, and more, will address Georgia and Florida issues.
It will provide a range of transactional, litigation and counseling services and will emphasize public utility, government, property and domestic relations law.
By virtue of these domestic relations law issues, judges issued rulings that attempted to balance the needs of the employees' former spouses and children with qualified retirement accounts against the plain language of ERISA.

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