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What You Don't Know About Family Law

There is a recent case from Massachusetts in which a young woman, a victim of statutory rape, must now deal with her rapist on an ongoing basis because he has filed for visitation of the child conceived and born as a result of that act. At the time of the rape, he was 20 and the young woman was 14. The judge (criminal court) decided that the case should be transferred to Family Court.

Thirty-one (31) out of 50 states allow convicted rapists to have visitation with their biological offspring. Family law is governed by the state; thus each state has its own policies, procedures and laws regarding divorce, custody and child support.

Regardless of your viewpoint on this issue, it may be surprising to learn that such laws exist. There are likely many more laws out there that you don't know about, and what you don't know can hurt you. Check with your attorney to learn more.

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