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When reports surfaced this week that Bill O'Reilly had been accused of domestic abuse during divorce proceedings, the news only came to light because a source leaked the information. The actual documents of the case were filed under seal, and testimony was given during closed hearings.

But, as NASCAR's CEO Brain France learned, not all sealed divorce documents stay sealed. So how do you seal divorce papers, and how can you make sure the filings of your divorce stay sealed?

Two is company. Three's a crowd.

Traditionally, children have two parents, a mother and a father. More recently, courts have recognized that children can have two moms or two dads. But, can a child have two moms and a dad, or two dads and two moms?

In some multi-parent states, yes!

Having a baby can be scary. Your whole life changes. You're going to be responsible for another human being who will be completely dependent on you.

Having a baby as an unmarried mother can be even scarier. But fear not, there are rules and laws that protect your rights and your baby's rights. Here are five rights unmarried mothers should know about:

For most people, moving to another state means worrying about selling your old house, making sure the movers don't break your glasses, or remembering where you packed the coffee pot and mugs.

But for victims of domestic violence, moving to another state could mean putting miles between you and an abuser but still worrying whether you'll be protected in the new state. Will your ex find you? Will the police protect you? Will your restraining order be valid in your new state?

Here is what you need to know about enforcing your restraining order in a new state:

Sometimes it's hard to see and other times it's hard to admit, but the law affects our lives on a constant and daily basis. We don't always realize we're making legal decisions, let alone if those decisions are right or wrong.

So here are some common legal mistakes you might have already made, how to fix them if you have, and how to avoid them if you haven't.

While a father's rights regarding his unborn child are limited compared to those of the mother, they aren't nonexistent. There is still an important role for the father to play as well as some important decisions that he can be a part of.

Most of those decision-making rights are retained by the mother, but the father can have a vital role in the unborn child's life, both emotionally and legally.

Moms and dads often disagree in the best of circumstances. In divorce and custody situations, the disagreements can get nasty, and even petty.

A divorced New Jersey couple went to court to fight over whether taking their 11-year-old daughter to a P!nk (Pink) concert was abuse of parental discretion. The mother shares joint legal custody with the father. Mom took the daughter to a P!nk concert because the girl was an avid fan. Dad wants the court to declare that taking the girl to the concert was an age-inappropriate decision and an abuse of parental discretion.

The court disagreed that the concert was age-inappropriate, and deferred to the mother's right to exercise reasonable parental discretion.

With airplanes, cell phones, and the Internet making international connections so easy, international divorces have become increasingly common. Getting a divorce is hard enough, but how much harder will it be if you and your spouse live in different countries? Where do you file? How do you get the paperwork served? How do you enforce it?

International law is complex and the interaction of American family law and foreign law is even more complicated. However, ere are some basic things you need to know about international divorces:

Remember those stories where grandpa said he walked three miles in a snow storm to get to school? His parents would probably get arrested for that today. As a society, America has seem to become more paranoid about child safety.

In Maryland, free-range parents Danielle and Alexander Meitiv have had several run-ins with the law and CPS because of their decision to let their two young kids, aged 10 and six, walk to the park and home alone. On the most recent occasion, police detained the kids for several hours without notifying the Meitivs after a 911 call reported that the kids were unaccompanied. According to reports, CPS is investigating the family for neglect.

Is it really against the law to let your kids walk alone?

Most foster care arrangements are temporary: foster parents care for a child until the child is adopted, returned to his or her family, or reaches the age of 18. And although the relationship may be temporary, foster parents can have an enormous impact on a child's life and well-being.

Court and child placement decisions will almost always be made with the child's best interests in mind, and the requirements of foster parents are based on those concerns. But what may get overlooked are the rights of foster parents, with regards to both foster care placement procedures and with respect to the children themselves.