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Custody issues are probably the most upsetting aspect of divorce and separation, affecting all parties concerned. If relations between the couple have completely dissolved, they’re unlikely to agree on this delicate point. It can also be extremely painful for the child caught in the middle- either they’re too young to fully understand what’s happening, […]
BY. Jessica Prois /Editor, HuffPost Impact That awkward moment when people think you and your dad are married. And that’s not just rhetorical Internet speak. My parents and I just got back from a cruise to the Bahamas and two people on separate occasions asked me if I was my dad’s wife. What’s more, a Peruvian ship […]
by.Bean Kinney & Korman PC James W. Korman When it comes to child support, the laws vary considerably from state to state. Some states allow “permanent” alimony in certain circumstances, but some do not. Most states allow for some sort of alimony payment for a finite period of time. Some states also permit a […]
As anyone who’s gone through a divorce can tell you, the process is rarely easy. Tensions run high, and couples often make poor decisions in the heat of the moment. Given the mountain of financial, practical and emotional details that have to be sorted, it’s not surprising so many couples wind up making critical mistakes […]
Each state has different child custody laws. Some states presume that parents have joint custody, while other states do not. In addition, some states presume that in the case of unmarried parents, the mother automatically has custody, while others expect single mothers to file for custody, even if the father is not involved. This link allows you to review child custody laws in all 50 states.
If you’re facing a divorce, you’ll have to face reality: Alimony payments (monthly support payments one divorced spouse pays the other) are alive and well in the American divorce system. And if you earn substantially more money than a spouse to whom you have been married for several years, there is a good chance you will be ordered to pay some alimony. On the other hand, alimony generally isn’t awarded for short marriages or where you and your spouse earn close to the same amount.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), about 41% of first marriages end in divorce. For second and third marriages, that number increases to 60% and 73%, respectively.
Single parents with children should have a basic understanding of child support. Unless parental rights have been legally terminated, every parent in the U.S. must contribute financially to the raising of his or her child.
Russians Protest Adoption Ban At least 20,000 Russians marched through Moscow in January to protest a Kremlin law banning US adoptions of Russian orphans in a move the opposition hopes will breathe some life into the faltering protest movement. Follow the link to read more. Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/13/russians-protest-against-anti-u-s-adoption-law/
Many parents might wonder why they would ever need legal assistance themselves, much less for their children. But the truth is, even if you raised the perfect child who never got into a bit of trouble, there’s a good chance you might someday have a legal need related to your child. A legal document called […]
In family law, the terms “separation” and “legal separation” have different meanings. An informal separation means that you and your spouse have decided to live apart without any intervention by the court. A legal separation occurs after a court proceeding in which the judge issues an order granting the separation. This formal separation legally changes […]