“What’s in a name?” The answer is: a lot! Our names are a major part of our identities and follow us wherever we go. Reasons for a name change other than marriage The reality is, that you may want to change your given name for a variety of non-marriage-related reasons...
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You might want to change your child’s last name for a number of reasons. For example, you or your spouse may have kids from a previous marriage, and you’d like them to have the new spouse’s last name. Or maybe your child’s biological parents did not raise them, and...
It’s the last leg of the summer before school starts up again, and for many families, this means it’s time to start packing for that long-awaited vacation! When you’re co-parenting during the summer, though, preparing for a trip with the kids is a bit more extensive....
Last month, the Supreme Court made one of the most polarizing decisions in recent SCOTUS history to overturn a ruling on a famous 1973 lawsuit, Roe v. Wade. Where did this decision come from? What’s the history of Roe v. Wade? What will be the impact of this decision?...
So you’ve officially tied the knot. You’ve been on your honeymoon and now you’re wondering whether you should change your name or not. Spouses neglect to change their name for a number of reasons and some even choose to compromise and hyphenate their last name and...
As a responsible gun owner, you’ll want to do everything to the letter of the law to avoid any potential legal issues. In addition to proper permitting and training, it’s critical to ensure that you’re using a gun only in instances that are permissible under the law,...
What do we know about the Gabby Petito case? Millions of people worldwide are outraged and mourning the devastating and mysterious death of 22-year-old blogger, Gabby Petito. If you haven’t been following this story, here’s a quick rundown of what we know so far:...
The "Royal Tea" To say the interview between Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Oprah was shocking is an understatement. According to her and Prince Harry, the couple wasn’t exactly receiving the royal treatment they thought they would from their own family. Because of...
A Parent's Guide to Bullying The best way to stop our children from doing something wrong is to teach them what it is and help them understand why it is wrong. It is also important to lead by example. The concept of bullying has changed drastically over the last 50...
If you’re facing domestic violence, there is help and you can take legal steps to pull yourself and your family out of danger. Here we explain some of the facts of different types of protection and restraining orders, shedding light on their relationship to family...
Parents of developmentally disabled children face a lifetime of challenges related to raising, and protecting their family. They cherish the special bonds they hold with their disabled loved ones, yet they frequently find themselves exhausted physically, emotionally,...
LegalShield provider law firms frequently hear from members involved in a dispute with a neighbor. The first step toward resolving a dispute is to understand the laws where you live. If you need assistance resolving a dispute with a neighbor call your LegalShield...
For many people, going to college represents the fulfillment of a dream. Yet that dream can become a nightmare for the disturbingly high number of students who face legal issues each year. Many of these challenges are predictably related to alcohol. Beyond DUIs and...
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