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Parent-Child Tort Immunity

The doctrine of parental immunity for torts against a child is an American invention. The immunity was judicially created to advance specific policies, mainly the preservation of family harmony and the right of parents to raise their children as they saw fit and the prevention of collusive suits. The immunity was adopted in almost every jurisdiction in the United States.More…

Pretrial Motions in Divorce Actions

Often times divorce actions require litigation. If the parties decide that litigating the case is the only way to resolve the disputed issues, parties may need to file pretrial motions. A pretrial motion is a motion filed by either party requesting that the court take some action. Some issues need to be determined prior to the final conclusion of the case. More…

Hiring an Elder Law Attorney

With an aging population in the United States, elder law is becoming a recognized and specialized area of law. An elder law attorney focuses his or her practice on issues that effect the elderly population. More…

Emancipation of Children

When a child is emancipated, the child’s parents have no further duty to support the child. In addition, parents have no right to control an emancipated child’s behavior or make certain decisions for the child. More…

Parental Liability for a Minor’s Torts

A parent may be liable for a minor’s torts. The parent may be found liable if the parent was negligent in their actions. The parent may be liable for an injury inflicted by the minor, if the injury was the natural and probable consequence of the parent’s negligent act. The injury should be reasonably foreseeable due to the parent’s negligence. More…