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Understanding Child Custody Terms

The goal of child custody laws is suppose to be in the best interest of the child. While this may be true, many parents are confused over the different definitions and how they may apply to their situation. This guide will give some common definitions used and how they may work in your particular case.

Resolving Child Custody Matters

Child custody and visitation can be one of the most contentious aspects of any divorce involving children. Since the integrity of your relationship with your children is at stake, it is essential that you seek the advice of an experienced family law attorney in your child custody matter.

Fathers’ Have Rights Too!

Mothers and fathers play a pivotal role in the raising of a child. When a father’s rights are being questioned, or denied, then he should pursue legal recourse to have those rights vehemently protected.

The New Family Law Rules That Were Introduced In 2011

New family law rules where brought in by the Courts on 6th April 2011. These new rules stretch to 268 pages (enough to fill a lever arch folder!) so you can imagine there is quite a lot to them! They introduced the idea of an ‘overriding objective’, which means that Judges must make certain that cases are handled in a well-organised and reasonable manner. These new rules also state that cases must be balanced; this is to make sure that both parties are on the same level and for Judges to allow an appropriate length of time to the case with regards to its nature.

The Benefits of Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce takes a non-adversarial approach to the divorce process. If properly executed, collaborative divorce can save a significant amount of time, heartache and expense in the long run.

Complex Property and Assets Division

High net worth divorce cases may often be more complex and require more specialized lawyers than standard divorce cases. They may involve all or some of the following types of unique assets that require special procedures to ascertain their value and equitable distribution.

The Importance of Prenuptial Agreements

You may have caught Laura Petrecca’s article in USA Today on the importance of the prenuptial agreement. Drafting these agreements is a challenge for the family law attorney as they not only consider the recognized legal principles of family law, but also converge with estate planning. Ms. Petrecca’s spotlight on the oft grimacing reaction that a request for a prenuptial agreement typically will invoke is something a family law attorney must empathize with.

Deferred Sale of a Family Home Order

A common issue that arises in the event of dissolution or legal separation is what to do with the family home. Do the parties sell the home and split the proceeds from the sale? Does one party buy out equity interest from the other? In cases where there are minor children, the issue is further complicated. Does the custodial parent live in the house while the non-custodial parent continues to contribute towards the monthly mortgage payments? These are all questions that may need to be addressed during a dissolution proceeding.

Child Abuse Relating to Family Law Disputes

Child abuse affects every aspect of our society. Charges or allegations of child abuse can play a significant role in the outcome of divorce proceedings and child custody disputes.

Learning More About Post-Judgment Modifications for Support

Both child support and spousal support can be subject to change at any given time. As circumstances arise, it might be necessary to make changes in the amount of child or spousal support that is paid.

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Divorce

Getting a divorce is one of the most expensive things that someone can go through in their life. Whether its constant court appearances or excessive hourly visits to your lawyer. This article will give you 5 tips on how to make your divorce cost less money.

Issues Military Couples Face When Divorcing in California

“Military divorce” isn’t a legal expression in the context of the law, but a phrase utilized to identify divorces in which one of the husband or wife is in the military. The one in the military might be active duty or retired, or perhaps in the reserve or national guard.

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