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A Juvenile’s Right to Treatment in an Institutional Facility

The notion of the right to treatment encompasses the concept that after the juvenile has been confined to an institutional facility due to his mental state or condition, he is entitled to receive treatment for his state or condition.

Alimony and Spousal Support

Alimony, spousal support, or maintenance is the payment of support from one party to another in order to keep the receiving party in the lifestyle that they were accustomed to during the course of their marriage.

Child Welfare Agencies’ Potential Malpractice Liability for Improperly Detaining a Child in the Foster Care System

States have enacted laws requiring the filing of reports of suspected child abuse and neglect, and most states have specialized child protective agencies to investigate these reports. The organization of the agencies varies greatly from state to state. Child protective agencies should essentially perform the same functions.

Long-Term Care and Long-Term Care Insurance

Long-term care is defined as care that lasts for an indefinite period of time in duration. An elder may need long-term care when if they fall ill or are unable to care for themselves. Other individuals may also be in need of long-term care if they were involved in a serious accident or had a serious medical condition. Long-term care helps one live as they currently lived.

Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction & Enforcement Act

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) was designed to deter interstate parental kidnapping and to promote uniform jurisdiction and enforcement provisions in interstate child custody and visitations cases. The UCCJEA is a uniform state law that all states can adopt to deter interstate parental kidnapping.


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