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family

Traditionally, people who are related by blood or marriage. The term can mean many different things depending on the circumstances. Most statutes have a section devoted to “definitions” that will tell you the intended definition of words used in the law. For example, the concept of what constitutes a family may be important in zoning cases for single-family housing or apartment restrictions against non-family members living in the apartment with the tenant.

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The material is arranged in thirty-one chapters within the following six parts: different types of family and issues that only affect some kinds of families; issues at home that will affect most, if no all, families at some time; education; language policies and politics; interviewees as adults; and overall analysis and recommendations.
The law firm's services cover every distinct area of family law, such as divorce proceedings, child and spousal support cases, restraining orders, pre-nuptial and post nuptial agreements as well as many other types of family law cases.
A spokesman said: "All types of family pets will be covered, including cats, birds, equestrian, fish, reptiles and other small caged exotics.
One of the most popular types of family holiday is all-inclusive, says Bob Atkinson, a travel expert from holiday price comparison website travelsupermarket.
This result needs to be replicated with other measures of tinnitus and other types of family data," the authors said.
The authors draw on the work of Johns Hopkins University researcher Joyce Epstein to catalog types of family involvement in one of the following six ways: 1) parenting, 2) communicating, 3) volunteering, 4) learning at borne, 5) decision making, and 6) collaborating with the community.
But he warned: 'The word 'family' is now becoming a portmanteau word for many different types of family association - single parents made so by death or divorce, solo parents by choice, multiple families where children may meet several male parents and grow up with several step siblings.
Wisconsin has revised its Family and Medical Leave Act notice to include a requirement that employees be allowed to substitute paid or unpaid leave for certain types of family and medical care.