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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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Family Law

Family law is the generic term for any problem dealing with marriage, children, and divorce. This is actually a very complex area of law. For example, divorce lawyers not only need to be familiar with the laws of divorce, but they also need to know about tax law, retirement benefits law, and insurance law so that they don’t accidentally ruin someone’s financial future.

Divorce

There are two ways to end a marriage: annulment and divorce.
Annulment is very rare. It’s a legal declaration that the marriage never happened because of some major flaw in the ceremony. For example, if the parties were too drunk to know what they were doing, they didn’t knowingly consent to be married, and the marriage can be annulled. Most of the time, ...

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