Results from Nolo's nationwide divorce survey.
Learn the difference between legal custody, physical custody, sole custody and joint custody.
Learn about how alimony works and what to expect before filing.
Everything you need to know about divorce in one complete reference
Rules for prenuptial agreements, marriage, and divorce, along with the laws on child support, child custody, adoption, same-sex issues, and elder care.
Learn some of the legal and practical ways that getting married changes your life.
Prenuptial Agreements: Who Needs It and How Do I Make One?
What you need to know if you're considering a prenuptial, or premarital agreement.
No-Fault Divorce vs. Fault Divorce FAQ
You can get a no-fault divorce in any state, but you might want to understand the fault grounds for divorce as well.
Deciding child custody is often one of the more difficult and emotional parts of a divorce. Prepare yourself by learning more about the ins and outs of child custody.
Learn about the different ways you can adopt a child.
Learn more about the guardianship process.
A New Parent Checklist: Starting a Family
From pregnancy to choosing a guardian, new parents can count on making lots of decisions.
Changing your name can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Some situations require you to ask the court for permission, while others don't. Learn more about how to legally change your name.
What Is a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)?
You might need immediate help from a court if you’re involved in a toxic relationship or a bitter divorce—or even if you've being stalked by someone you barely know. Learn about the different kinds of temporary protective orders, how to get them, and what to do if you're facing a TRO.