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Father's Day is this Sunday, so get dad a card, at least, OK?

Being a father can mean a lot of things, and every father-child relationship is unique. But what does being a dad mean legally? What are your rights? Your responsibilities? Here's a roundup of some of our best father's rights content, just in time for Father's Day.

Couple Loses Custody Over Child's Use of Marijuana for Seizures

Parenthood is not for the faint of heart. For many of us, even when we try to do what's best for our kids, we never quite feel like we're doing enough. This is especially true for parents of children with special needs or medical conditions.

One Georgia couple felt they were doing the right thing for their special needs son when they let him smoke marijuana to deal with his frequent seizures. But they live in a state where marijuana use is still illegal for the most part. So, despite the drastic improvements in the boy's condition, the state arrested his parents and took custody of the child. Now the couple is hoping to regain custody of their son while fighting marijuana-related criminal charges.

We want to believe that our elderly loved ones will be safe and well taken care of should they need around-the-clock access to medical professionals that a nursing home can provide. Sadly, stories of nursing home neglect and nursing home abuse are all too common. So how do we address and hopefully prevent these tragedies?

One idea has been video monitoring and surveillance in nursing homes. But the cameras don't come without controversy, from employee and privacy advocates. So, are video cameras allowed in nursing home facilities generally or residents' rooms specifically?

Anti-LGBT Adoption Laws

The conflict between equal rights advocates and freedom of religion proponents has been going on for a long time and doesn't show signs of letting up any time soon. One current battleground is the issue of same-sex adoption. While advocates see it as a 14th Amendment equal protection issue, proponents of anti-LGBT adoption laws argue for religious exemptions.

But where does the law currently stand?

You hoped it wouldn't come to this. You encouraged and cajoled. You begged and pleaded. You offered them money to help them get settled elsewhere. You even drafted and delivered five eviction notices. And yet, your 30-year-old adult child refuses to move out of your house.

What do you do? Well, you sue them in county court, of course.

Restraining orders and protective orders can apply to several different situations, from criminal domestic violence and stalking charges to civil lawsuits. And there are a variety of distinct types of orders and conditions they may contain.

But how long do you have after a crime, domestic incident, or lawsuit to file for a restraining order? Here's a look.

In many instances of domestic violence, the police are notified immediately. Some states even have preferred or mandatory arrest policies that direct officers to make an arrest during a domestic violence situation. But in many other cases, domestic violence, assault, or abuse can go unreported for weeks, months, or even years.

Victims may not feel safe enough to report domestic violence until much later. But if they wait too long, do they lose the opportunity to report domestic violence, either by filing a police report or a civil lawsuit?

Trying to sort out domestic violence incidents can be notoriously tricky. Tensions are high (sometimes literally, involving drugs or alcohol), facts are few, and stories often conflict.

Rather than ask patrol officers to become Sherlock Holmes, many jurisdictions allowed "dual arrests" in incidents of domestic assault, where officers arrested both the perpetrator and the victim. But the Connecticut Legislature just passed a bill aimed at ending victims of domestic violence being arrested along with their abusers.

Delaware, New Jersey Ban Child Marriage

Many cities in California have banned plastic bags at grocery stores. In Ohio, it's illegal to get a fish drunk. And in New Jersey, you are not allowed to sell handcuffs to anyone under 18. But you know what is still legal in all 50 states? Child marriage. This feels like one of those things we really should have dealt with a while back. Well, a few states are finally making it a priority, as Delaware and New Jersey race to be the first to ban child marriage entirely.

When it comes to how courts make child custody decisions, you may have heard the phrase "the child's best interests." It's a broad standard that can include factors from the location of school and family members to the age, sex, and wishes of the child. A court will often also consider any parental history of drug or alcohol abuse or violence in the home. Therefore, criminal convictions may come into play when determining a child's best interests.

So what impact will a criminal record have on child custody decisions? It will often depend on the crimes themselves.