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Divorces are emotional. So are pregnancies. When the two occur simultaneously, the emotional rollercoaster can lead to legal rights being overlooked and abandoned. During pregnancy, for both divorcing spouses, there are specific legal considerations that need to be accounted for.

Raising a child is filled with unique first moments and bonding experiences. Because of this, scheduling bonding time with newborns and infants that require regular and frequent feedings can often create extreme tension. In addition to scheduling infant bonding time after the birth, figuring out the health care costs, and alimony, are the other big concerns.

As a parent, there is no shortage to the scary stories of abusive babysitters. But that also doesn't mean you can never leave the house without your children. It's not a matter of never hiring a babysitter; it's a matter of finding the right one.

And part of finding the right babysitter is training the right babysitter. Any sitter you hire needs to know exactly what you expect when it comes to schedule, interaction, and, most importantly, discipline.

The relationship between a stepparent and stepchild can be complicated, both emotionally and legally. Depending on a variety of factors -- your legal relationship with the step child's biological parent(s), whether you've legally adopted the stepchild, whether the child's biological parents are alive or involved in his or her life, and even where you live -- your legal rights and responsibilities concerning your stepchild may differ.

And, sadly, divorce only complicates matters further. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding a stepparent's legal status following a divorce, and where you can find the answers.

If you've just become a mother or father for the first time, all of your attention will be focused on your child. And you may not notice just how much the legal world impacts how you are raising your child.

From time off of work to when it's time to go to school, there are perhaps dozens of laws new parents need to be familiar with. So here are a few of the most important:

Your romance was a flash in the pan, so can you avoid burning through your income and savings paying alimony? Spousal support calculations are based on a variety of factors, one of which is to what extent your spouse became dependent on your income. So a short marriage could work in your favor.

But there's no hard and fast rule when it comes to the length of the marriage and the amount you'll owe in spousal support after a divorce, so just because your marriage fizzled out fast doesn't mean you won't owe any alimony.

Divorce is difficult and emotional. More so if there are children. Even more so if a child has special needs related to a disability. Even though the divorce may be more complex, a court will ask the same question for a special needs child as they would for any other child: what is in the best interest of the child?

When a couple that has a special needs child decides to divorce, there are legal considerations that relate to the on-going care of the child that should not be ignored. Careful planning on the part of the parents is critical in crafting a custody agreement that works not only for their child, but also for them.

Failing to pay child support can get your driver's license suspended in some states. But the Lone Star State might be the first in the union to link back child support with vehicle registration.

Last year, Texas began warning parents who owed back child support that they would not be able to renew their car registration without beginning to make payments. Now those warnings have become real, and the state has collected more than $160,000 in child support in the program's first month of operation.

A New Jersey bill, passed in 2014, took effect this year to unseal over seventy years worth of adoption records. This enables adopted children to look up their biological parents. Since 1940, in the state of New Jersey, unless parents who were giving their child up for adoption agreed to an open adoption, they were guaranteed confidentiality by the court. The confidentiality that was promised no longer exists today, unless the parent filed the appropriate paperwork before December 31, 2016 to have their child’s birth certificate redacted.

When an adopted child reaches adulthood, they will now be able to request a copy of their birth certificate, which would contain the names of their birth parent(s). Additionally, the new law requires that all adoptions after August 1, 2015 be open adoptions.

During child custody disputes, it's common for parents to fight over who is the better parent and who should have custody. Unfortunately, all too frequently the fight is not contained in the courtroom, and parents act out in ways that can have permanent effects.

Recently, two news stories are garnering attention for this very reason. Last week, a New Jersey father was sentenced to 23 years after murdering another man during an argument over a child custody dispute. Due to the length of the sentence, he no longer has any chance at getting custody. And in Tennessee, a father was non-fatally stabbed in the back twice by the mother's boyfriend, during a confrontation regarding a child custody dispute. Now, the mother will likely have to face consequences for associating with a violent criminal.

When it comes to infidelity, married couples can begin acting like secret spy agencies. There's the spouse that may or may not be cheating, hiding his or her tracks; and the spouse trying to catch the other, trying to catch them in a lie. But how much spousal surveillance is too much?

According to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, auto-forwarding your husband's emails to your address might cross the line. The court ruled that this could violate the federal Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act even if "Congress probably didn't anticipate its use as a tactical weapon in a divorce proceeding."