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Your Young Child And Divorce

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The way that children deal with divorce can vary depending on their age. If you have very young children (under the age of 5), the signs of stress are often more difficult to interpret due to their limited communications skills. You and your spouse can learn to recognize the signs of problems in your young children and take steps to minimize the impact that the divorce could have on them. Read on to learn more about the signs of stress in young children and how to deal with it.

10 November 2015

Alienation Of Parental Affection: Is It Real, Or Made Up?

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You have probably seen TV shows or famous courtroom dramas playing out involving the alleged "alienation of parental affection," but is such an allegation real? If so, is it something that applies to your own custody issues in family and divorce court? These are all questions your family law attorney can answer, but typically these are the real views and opinions on "alienation of parental affection." Admitted or Dismissed Parental Alienation Syndrome

24 August 2015

Three Pitfalls To Avoid When You're Negotiating Visitation Rights As Part Of An Open Adoption Process

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An open adoption is an adoption where you acquire full parenting rights to the child but the biological parents still retain some visitation rights. Although an open adoption can be psychologically gratifying for both the child and the biological parents, placing some limits on the deal so that your parenting won't be undermined is a good idea. So when you're negotiating visitation rights as part of an open adoption process, take care to avoid these three pitfalls:

6 August 2015

What's Covered By Child Support?

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You've come home after a long day at work, and as you're checking your email you see a note from your ex-wife saying that your son needs money to pay for soccer cleats. At this point, you may be wondering what child support actually covers. While state laws vary, in most places, uninsured medical bills and extracurricular activities aren't covered unless specified in the agreement. Below is an explanation of what your child support payments cover:

10 July 2015

Is Your Spouse Leaving You And Taking Your Children To A Different State? File For Divorce Right Away

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Unfortunately, not all marriages last until death do you part. When there are children involved, it makes things much more complicated and often nastier. Sometimes, your spouse decides it would be best to get away, go to a different state, and start all over. This might be fine and dandy except he or she wants to take the kids too. This is going to end up with a legal battle. The question is, where will this battle take place and which state can decide about the children.

25 June 2015

Effects Of Divorce Seen In Young Children

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If you and your spouse are going through a divorce, you will be concerned about many issues. If you have children, their well-being should be a top priority for you. The effect of your divorce on your children can be greatly minimized by how you and your spouse behave and how you deal with the inevitable stress on your children. Even young children are affected by divorce. Read on for more information on the signs of stress in your young child.

15 June 2015

Four Mistakes You Don't Want To Make Before Speaking With A Divorce Attorney

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When you make the decision to get a divorce, both family members and friends will often chime in with well-meaning, sensible advice. Unfortunately, common sense advice can sometimes put you at a disadvantage -- and this is why you should always speak with an attorney first. 1. Leaving Your House Leaving your home is often considered to be abandonment. When you abandon your marital home, it puts you at a disadvantage even if your spouse asked you to leave.

21 May 2015

Things To Know About A Divorce Provision Prohibiting Overnight Guests

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You're getting a divorce, and you were startled when the papers from your spouse's lawyer set forth a clause for no overnight guests when you have your children with you. You'd never heard of such a provision, and you're not entirely comfortable with it. If you haven't yet hired your own lawyer, it's probably time to do so. You'll have trouble protecting your rights in this situation when going up against a skilled attorney without your own professional legal representation.

27 February 2015

Locating Next Of Kin: Utilizing Legal Help To Get Child Support

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When you divorce from your spouse or you are estranged and have not seen him or her in months, getting child support for your children is not easy. What makes it more difficult are former in-laws who you cannot locate nor ask about the whereabouts of your ex. Your child needs financial support, and most states require that you make the effort to find your ex before public assistance programs will support you.

25 February 2015

A Criminal Record, Your Child Custody Case, And What To Do About It

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If you are going through a divorce, you might be worried about prior criminal convictions. If you think that your past might hurt your chances for a fair judgment when it comes to child custody, it is important to find a criminal defense attorney that can handle your case. By understanding the ins and outs of your criminal past, your lawyer can defend you in the best light in court. Here are four ways a lawyer can find success in playing down your criminal past for a successful custody hearing.

18 February 2015