COMMENTARY: Marriage Rights and the Myth of Activist Judges (Wednesday 18 June 2008)
The California Supreme Court has granted same-sex couples the right to marry, restarting debates on privacy, family and civil rights as well as ''activist judges.''
Family law includes all legal matters related to the formation of family relationships and their dissolution.
Being legally married confers rights and benefits that enhance and protect the parties involved. Learn about the traditional marriage as well as common-law and same-sex marriages.
A common-law marriage is a marriage that otherwise meets the conditions of a legal marriage but requires neither a marriage license nor a formal legal process.
Legal information about domestic partnerships, including requirements to register and how to apply for a domestic partnership along with information on dissolving a domestic partnership.
Legal research materials on family law including links to websites, associations, journals, news, articles and research guides.
A man may not falsely promise marriage in order to seduce a woman in South Carolina, unless he's 16 or younger! (Monday 14 May 2007)
In South Carolina, a man may not seduce a woman by falsely promising marriage.
In Utah, it is legal to marry your first cousin if both of you are over 65 (Friday 12 October 2007)
In Utah, it is legal to marry your first cousin if both of you are over 65.