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This site does NOT currently provide legal education on the these topics:
Jurisdiction and Venue. These legal issues are very fact driven. FAMILY COURT GUIDE has not yet implemented lessons to simplify this process as there are too many options that exist.
Military Benefits. Whether you are the member of the military or the spouse of the military member, you should seek counsel from the legal advisors at your local military base for guidance on issues related to military benefits (e.g. 20/20/20 spouse, 20/20/15 spouse, survivor benefits, etc.).
Obtaining a Paternity Judgment. However, other sections of FAMILY COURT GUIDE would still be applicable to a paternity case, such as Case Investigation and Case Presentation, and the Request for Order pages.
Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements are not covered in this edition of FAMILY COURT GUIDE.
Preparation of a QDRO order. FAMILY COURT GUIDE explains what a QDRO is and how it impacts your case; but FAMILY COURT GUIDE does not offer sample QDRO orders nor guide you on how to prepare these orders.
Tax implications. Such advice requires consultation with a tax professional.
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