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Financial Power of Attorney
 
A power of attorney is a document in which one individual gives another individual, the agent, the power to make decisions on their behalf in the event that they become incapacitated or if they are directed to perform. A financial power of attorney gives power over an individual's financial affairs. More...
 
Minor's Liability for Tortious Acts
 
Minors are liable for their tortious acts. Because tort actions usually are instituted to compensate an injured party, a litigant's age normally is of marginal concern. Thus, children and adults are treated in the same manner in lawsuits involving tort claims. However, certain exceptions may shield children from liability for their torts.More...
 
Child Welfare Agencies' Potential Malpractice Liability for Inadequate or Inappropriate Foster Care Services
 
If a child welfare agency or caseworker determines that a child needs to be moved into protective custody, the agency's duty to that child is not discharged. The agency or caseworker has a continuing duty to ensure that the child is not mistreated in her foster care home. More...
 
Personal Protection Orders and Family Violence Issues
 
A personal protection order, or PPO, is an order issued by the court precluding another individual, a respondent, from contact with the petitioner. A petitioner may file an application for a PPO after providing information that would support the grant of the order. More...
 
An Overview of Voluntary Sterilization
 
There are various different methods of birth control available in the United States. One such method of birth control is voluntary sterilization. The process of sterilization is intended to be permanent in nature. In some instances sterilization may be reversed however reversal is not guaranteed once the sterilization process is completed. Sterilization may involve surgery and a hospital stay or may involve outpatient services. More...
 
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