After that final divorce decree is signed and filed, both parties have the closure they need to move on with their lives. Some people want to start dating right away, some don’t want to date at all, and some aren’t sure when the time is right. All of these are valid choices, but if you…

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There are many different types of guardians. In some cases, the guardian is a close family relative. A guardian ad litem, however, is a little different. A court, when necessary, appoints a guardian ad litem (GAL) for a child when divorce or parental rights are at stake. The guardian should be a neutral third-party, which…

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If you’re an immigrant who’s served in the U.S. armed forces, your service may make you eligible for expedited naturalization via your military service. We’re proud to give you information and guidance on the process for you and your family. In 2002, President George W. Bush signed an executive order speeding up naturalization through military…

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In mid-March, Tennessee lawmakers filed a bill amendment aimed to provide more assistance to children with long-term disability and complex medical needs who live with their families, and aren’t currently on TennCare. This could help thousands of children and families financially by creating an easier path to the services offered by Medicaid. Currently, there is…

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Parents who divorce too often focus on their own anger, anxiety, and frustration. Too often, they forget that while they can move on with their lives after a divorce, the lives of their kids can be turned completely upside down. Children of divorce can lose a sense of stability. They often feel pressured to choose…

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US citizens have the right to file a petition for a visa on behalf of their immediate relatives. The sponsor, the person who files the petition, must be a US citizen. There are two categories of family immigration visas, according to the US Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs. The first type of…

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In many divorces, both spouses agree that the marriage is over. The divorce won’t be granted until there is an agreement or a court resolution of the related divorce issues such as property division, alimony, custody, and child support. But what can you do if only one half of the couple is ready to end…

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