Out of Control Teenager? Or Victim?

This case currently going on in New Jersey raises interesting questions about what happens when a parent/child relationship goes sour.  While parents have the legal duty to support their children, does the duty remain if the child leaves the home and refuses to follow rules?  Would the ruling change if the child was a gang member and not an honor student?

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“But honey, you promised in writing…”

Couples are going to attorneys to draft “relationship contracts” to cover everything from vacations, to what happens when the lights go out.  It is an interesting concept, although I’m trying to wrap my mind around how having these things in writing helps, as the article suggests.  I want to be clear, and the article is as well, that many of the things suggested in the article that are contracted for are unenforceable in a court of law.  Next time your significant other denies they made any promises to you about something, pull out your contract.

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Pursuant to the rules of professional conduct set forth in Circular 230, as promulgated by the United States Department of the Treasury, nothing contained in this communication was intended or written to be used by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed on the taxpayer by the Internal Revenue Service, and it cannot be used by any taxpayer for such purpose.  No one, without our express prior written permission, may use or refer to any tax advice in this communication in promoting, marketing, or recommending a partnership or other entity, investment plan or arrangement to any other party.