(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Rebuttable Presumption: An assumption that is made in the law that will stand as a fact unless someone comes forward to contest it and prove otherwise. In the area of adoptions, it is most commonly used to "presume" that if a woman is married when she gives birth to a child, that her husband is its... [more
Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect Indiana
Statute: §§ 31-34-1(1)-(11), (12)-(15); 35-46-1(3); 31-9-2-0.5 Standard Acts or omissions Exemption Corporal punishment Prescription drugs Religious exemption Categories of Maltreatment Defined in Statute Physical abuse Neglect Sexual abuse Sexual exploitation Emotional/mental...
Handbook on Child Support Enforcement
The Child Support Enforcement (CSE) Program is a Federal/State/local partnership to collect child support: we want to send the strongest possible message that parents cannot walk away from their children. Our goals are to ensure that children have the financial support of both their parents, to... Permanency Planning North Dakota
Best Interests of the Child Statute: N.D. Cent. Code Ann. § 14-09-06.2(1) (Supp. 1998) Law: For the purpose of custody, the best interests and welfare of the child is determined by the court's consideration and evaluation of all factors affecting the best interests and welfare of the child.... Grounds for Termination of Parental Rights New Mexico
Statute: §§ 32A-4-28(B)-(E); 32A-4-2(C),(D); 32A-4-29(K) Circumstances That Are Grounds for Termination Abandonment or Extreme Parental Disinterest Abuse/Neglect Failure of Reasonable Efforts Abuse/Neglect or Loss of Rights of Another Child Sexual Abuse Child's Best Interest Child in...