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Searching the Web is easy. Why should searching the law be any different? That's why Fastcase has created the Public Library of Law -- to make it easy to find the law online. PLoL is the largest free law library in the world, because PLOL assembles law available for free scattered across many different sites -- all in one place. Posted July 29, 2008
No counsel at all: The dirty little secret of the criminal justice system is how many people accused of a crime in this country get no lawyer at all. In one California County in 2002 there were more than 12,000 guilty pleas entered by people who did not have a lawyer... Posted July 29, 2008
This test on the U.S. Constitution is used as a training tool to instruct caseworkers about your rights under the law and how to do their job, without violating your Constitutional Rights. Can you pass the pre-test? Find out... Posted January 12, 2008
A state by state index of links to your state legislators, statutes, and administrative rules. Posted June 6, 2007
Glossary contains plain-English definitions for hundreds of legal terms, from the common to the bizarre. Posted May 28, 2007
There are many who believe that special appearances (by paper work, motions, etc.) nullify a court's jurisdiction. Under emergency powers this is false doctrine. There is no remedy in challenging a courts jurisdiction, except by abating its process, first. Posted May 28, 2007
Have they taken your children? Have they taken your Land? Your Home? Your Liberty? Learn what an attorney won't tell you. Take over your case, go into court sui juris, learn your rights and court process... Updated April 14, 2007
Assistance is available for those who are falsely accused. Visit Annette's Favorites for additional resources, research and support group listings for those who have been falsely accused of abuse... Updated April 30, 2007
"Reasonable efforts" requirements were introduced into child welfare proceedings by the Federal Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980. Federal law previously required states to make reasonable efforts to reunify families. It now requires reasonable efforts to secure a new permanent family. This change in law has has been the kiss of death for the family and no longer requires sufficient efforts to maintain the family unit.
If an argument between spouses was the benchmark for domestic violence, then almost every family in America would be defined as an abusive relationship. This governmental over-reaction has led us to massive injustice. With "Zero Tolerance" policies and "No Drop" prosecutions, the number of unwarranted arrests has skyrocketed. A former prosecuting attorney explains the phenomena... Last Updated January 18, 2007
A guide to protect the constitutional rights of both parents and children. It is unconstitutional for CPS workers to conduct an investigation and interview a child on private property without exigent circumstances or probable cause. The mere possibility of danger does not constitute an emergency or exigent circumstance that would justify a forced warrant-less entry and a warrant-less seizure of a child.
Few studies have examined the consequences of divorce in the middle generation on the grandparent's role. Grandparents often become a family's first reserves in times of crisis. Grandparents act as role models, family historians, mentors, and help establish self-esteem and security for children.
If a government agency has involved itself into your family, you are not alone. Many families are now and have been under attack recently. It is imperative that you know what rights you have under the protection of the law. Be sure to share these cases with your attorney. Parenting rights are God given. Last Updated January 17, 2007
Find out how a particular State's statutes address issues pertaining to child abuse and neglect and child welfare. Search the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services database...
Use this form letter to file a complaint with the correct authority when you believe an evaluator other mental health professional has violated his or her ethical guidelines, or behaved improperly or negligently...
National statistics, listed by state showing the time-frame, in which each state terminates parental rights and adoptions are finalized. Time Between TPR and Finalization State by State Chart...
The Arkansas Court of Appeals, under de novo review, affirmed
the trial court's ruling that the putative father had "otherwise
legitimated" the child because of his timely registration with the
Arkansas Putative Father Registry, and his filing of a petition for
determination of paternity. Consequently, the prospective adoptive
parents were required to obtain his consent under Ark. Code Ann.
Updated June 8, 2007