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The current refugee crisis in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe has left many wondering how to help. Syrian refugees especially have been fleeing their homeland and making dangerous treks to Italy, Greece, and beyond.

Many efforts to help have been focused on adopting Syrian children, and while some adoption agencies have urged prospective parents to slow down, a lot of people want to go through with adopting a refugee child. If you are one of them, here are a few tips on how and where to start:

As it has has been said, everything ends badly, otherwise it wouldn't end. But even if your marriage is ending, there are ways to make sure your divorce isn't unnecessarily traumatic.

Taking the right steps for your children, your business, your taxes, and especially yourself can prepare you for a divorce and make the divorce process a more positive experience, both financially and emotionally.

Like a lot of legal phrases, "common law marriage" gets tossed around quite a bit, but with little understanding of what it actually means. You just live with someone for a while, right? Maybe help them assemble some IKEA furniture?

As easy as that sounds, some people might be a little worried about winding up in a marriage they didn't intend. So here's how to avoid a common law marriage.

Many of those looking to adopt are also looking beyond our borders for adoptive children. And while an international adoption can be as loving, fulfilling, and rewarding as one from within the United States, there may be additional financial and legal hurdles involved.

Here are five legal tips to aid in your international adoption:

Despite the Supreme Court ruling that gave same-sex couples the right to get married, many county court clerks have refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, citing their anti-gay religious beliefs. In response, same-sex couples and in some instances the American Civil Liberties Union have filed lawsuits trying to force clerks to issue marriage licenses, regardless.

Who is right? While most of these cases are pending, let's take a look at the conflicting Constitutional protections.

If your permanent resident status is based on a marriage, and that marriage is falling apart, you may be worried about your green card. Getting a divorce can be an emotionally and legally scary prospect, especially if you're worried about being deported.

While you may not lose your green card due to a divorce, you may have to file some extra paperwork.

I'm not sure what Michael Cohen charges per hour, but Donald Trump is surely overpaying him, at least for his opinion on criminal law. On Monday the special counsel for The Trump Organization responded to questions regarding Trump's alleged rape of his then-wife Ivana Trump, saying, "You cannot rape your spouse. And there's very clear case law."

Cohen couldn't be more wrong. Marital rape is illegal in every state. Although some state rape laws treat marital rape differently.

For many couples, unfortunately, bankruptcy and divorce go hand in hand.

The statistics are quite discouraging and telling. Nearly 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. Of those, 22 percent of divorces are caused by money issues or disagreements about how to spend money.

If you and your spouse are contemplating bankruptcy and divorce, should you file for one before the other? Does it matter?

AshleyMadison.com bills itself as a matchmaker for married people looking to have an affair. So, the general public probably won't feel much sympathy for the 37 million users whose personal information was stolen in a hack last week.

While releasing the names of attempted or accomplished adulterers would be personally damaging to those involved, could there be legal repercussions for the cheating site's users as well?

Raising kids is hard. Anybody who becomes a parent thinking that it will be easy, probably shouldn't be allowed to be a parent in the first place.

Raising an adopted child can be especially challenging. Often, these children have been abused and traumatized before they are adopted. Many have psychological issues that require extra resources and care. However, many adopted parents excitedly bring home a child from Africa or Asia thinking that they'll just live happily ever after. /p>

When things get rough, and the children act up, some parents are quick to dump the adopted kids on another family through a process called re-homing. Is re-homing legal?