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Other Disaster Problems

This covers issues for families who may be facing a variety of family law issues after a disaster. Possible issues include child custody, spousal support, adoption, guardianship, divorce, and domestic abuse. 
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Common Legal Issues After a Disaster

This resource covers housing, consumer, finance after a disaster, family and educational issues, disaster programs and benefits, employment and unemployment after a disaster, wills, estates and guardianships, and other public health emergency issues after a disaster.

Disaster Declarations - State and Federal

A Disaster Declaration is a formal statement by a public official (i.e. Mayor, County Judge, or Governor) that a disaster or emergency situation exceeds their response capabilities. Based on the Governor's request, the President may declare that a major disaster or emergency exists. This activates an array of Federal programs to assist in the response and recovery effort.

Disaster Related Family and Education Issues

This covers issues that arise during or after a disaster within a family, like a divorce, guardianship, powers of attorney to take care of an adult, domestic violence, child custody including custody by mandate, and other issues.

Preparing For A Disaster

It is important to plan ahead for disasters. The more you prepare ahead for a disaster, the faster and easier it may be to recover. If you are experiencing the effects of a disaster, you may face different legal problems. This includes information for how to prepare in advance for a disaster and for disaster survivors. A disaster event requires immediate attention and quick remedial action. A disaster involves injury, loss of life, damage to property, or catastrophic interference with normal activities. This information includes how to prepare to deal with sudden, unexpected, or impending situations where a disaster may occur.

Rule for Visitation After Disaster with IFP Application

Court pleading called a "rule" that may be used by evacuees trying to establish or re-establish visitation with their estranged children.

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