June 26, 2018

Inheritance Rights for Legitimate and Illegitimate Children

An important question in inheritance law is whether a child has the right to inherit from his or her parent. A parent can decide in most states whether or not his or her adult children […]
June 21, 2018

Criminal Penalties for Failure to Pay Child Support

Most states consider it the equal responsibility of both parents to support their children. They are expected to provide for proper housing, food, medical assistance and other needs. If a parent fails to pay court-ordered […]
June 14, 2018

5 Things to Consider Before Beginning the Adoption Process

Adoption is nothing to take lightly – it’s a lifelong commitment that brings profound changes to your life and that of your child. Before you plunge into the process, it makes sense to examine your […]
June 12, 2018

Preparing for Uncomfortable Questions When Making an Estate Plan

Studies show that many people do not have a will or other estate planning documents in place even though they need them. Part of this dynamic may be that it is difficult to confront our […]
June 7, 2018

Can I Be Required to Pay Child Support if the Child Isn’t Mine?

Most people understand that both parents have an obligation to pay for the things that a child needs and that child support is often ordered to ensure that the child has the resources he or […]
April 5, 2018

Who Gets Automatic Custody of a Child if Parents Aren’t Married?

Married parents often have more custody rights to their children than in the situation of unwed parents. It is important to understand what rights are present in this situation. If you would like to be […]
March 5, 2018

What Does the OPM Have to Do with My Divorce?

Retirement from government work may lead to complications with the division of assets when a federal employee divorces his or her spouse. It is vital for the worker to know how his or her retirement […]
February 28, 2018

Does My Civilian Spouse Automatically Get Full Custody?

Before the divorce becomes final, it is important for a parenting plan’s creation to occur between the two parties for the time and educational purposes of any child or children affected by the separation of […]
February 12, 2018

Steps to Take to Secure Your Family Law Goals in Florida Cases

When starting a case in family law you should have a basic understanding of your problem and the legal consequences tied to it, also you need to have a plan. Here are some steps that […]
January 8, 2018

DNA Showed I Am Not the Father – Can I Get Child Support Payments Reimbursed?

As unfair as it may seem, there are many times when a person is not the child’s father but is still held responsible for child support, even when he or she has a valid DNA […]
November 13, 2017

Determining the Value of Real Property During Divorce

When a couple initiate divorce proceedings, it is important to determine the value of property in the marriage so that it may be divided evenly between the two. To find the actual value of real […]
September 19, 2017

Child Custody and Housing Options

Traditionally, child custody was given primarily to one parent – usually the mother – and the other parent would have some form of visitation. This often consisted of every other weekend, Wednesday evenings, a portion […]
September 1, 2017

How a Family Law Lawyer Helps Divide Complex Assets during a Divorce

When going through a divorce, it is best to ensure a family law lawyer has been hired to assist with the proceedings. These professionals have the knowledge it takes to assist with dividing assets, understanding […]
August 4, 2017

When Nonpayment of Child Support is Criminalized

The parent with the most income from a career or when taking on financial projects is usually the one tasked with paying child support for the person that has primary custody. This is usually the […]
June 27, 2017

Divorce Should Be Separate From Money Battles, Says Top Judge

The process of obtaining a divorce should be completely separated from a couple’s disputes over money, according to the most senior family judge in England and Wales. Referring to the government’s “lamentable history of procrastination” […]
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