What is a petition?

Answer Understanding the basics of the judicial system is important for all citizens. Many people end up involved in civil court at some point during their lifetimes. One element of a civil court case is ... Read More »

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What if the courts petition to take away your parental rights can your spouse file a petition to adopt that child?

No. Anyone adopted over the age of 16 does not automatically get US citizenship. Sorry.

What is required on a petition?

A petition is a document filed with the court asking for some sort of relief. The local rules of civil procedure define what the requirements are in your particular jurisdiction, although there are... Read More »

What is a notice of petition?

A notice of petition is a written petition or notification delivered to the respondent, or opposing party, stating the date of the pending court hearing. A notice of hearing can apply to a divorce ... Read More »

What is a petition for divorce?

A petition for divorce is a legal request made to a court that asks the court to dissolve a marriage. The petition can be filed by either party within the marriage.InformationAlthough requirements ... Read More »