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There are some common questions pertaining to the guardianship of a minor, including how to file for guardianship and the difference between guardianship and custody. Legal guardianship of minor children is regulated by state laws, meaning each state has their own unique requirements and obligations associated with becoming the guardian of a minor child.

If you are a low income taxpayer, you are eligible to have your income tax return prepared for free at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site. There, IRS-certified volunteers will complete and e-file your federal and state income tax return. Some sites are walk-in and some require appointments. Also, some sites, designated as an AARP or TCE site, specialize in senior citizens. See the attached list of NWA sites for the upcoming filing season. Sites open in late January or early February.

There are several important things to remember when filing for an order of protection. This includes the order that any previous acts of violence should be listed in, remembering to take and print photos of injuries to attach to the petition, being as specific and honest as possible when describing details of the assault or injury, and more.

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