Child Custody Law

Child custody lawyers are usually Family Law practitioners and are able to provide services in other related areas, as well, such as child support, visitation and paternity. These attorneys most often practice divorce law, too. Although 49 U.S. states have adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), these lawyers must be knowledgeable about the child custody laws specific to the state in which they practice.

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  • How To Protect Marital Assets During Divorce Litigation in New Jersey

    Going through a divorce can be a trying and emotional time. You are negotiating and entering into a final agreement that will hopefully resolve any and all outstanding issues between you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse.

  • Determining A Parent's Income For Support

    Whenever a court needs to determine an appropriate child support award, the primary factor it will consider is income. But what exactly is income? Pursuant to federal law, a non-custodial parent’s “gross income” for purposes of calculating child support must consider all sources of income and earnings. Income is viewed expansively when determining child support.

  • Calculating Maximum Child Support In Texas

    It is important to be aware of Texas’ maximum child support limits. Guidelines for calculating child support in Texas changed after September 1, 2013. Under the law prior to September 1, 2013, a payer’s child support obligation was based on income up to the first $7,500 per month in net monthly resources. After September 1, 2013, child support is calculated using the first $8,550 in net monthly resources.

  • Supreme Court Rules Birth Mom Has Right to Lawyer

    Indigent parents have a constitutional right to a lawyer when the Division of Child Protection & Permanency (formerly DYFS) seeks to remove children from their care. Recently, the New Jersey Supreme Court expanded this right to include indigent parents sued by foster families or private adoption agencies who are seeking to terminate their parental rights.

  • Relocation Of Custodial Parent

    Can a divorced parent with custody of children just pick up and move to another city or state? What if the custodial parent has to move across the country for work? How would the non-custodial parent be able to continue with visitation if it becomes very costly and inconvenient because of the distance?

  • Coordinating Child Custody over the Holidays

    The holidays are a joyous and exciting time. Memories are made and family traditions are enjoyed. Yet, for families that are dealing with divorce, child custody issues can be compounded at the holidays.

  • Can Children Be Included In A Prenup Or Postnup Agreement in Texas?

    Texas law will not enforce prenuptial and postnuptial agreements that involve children unless the agreement is in the child's best interest. The best interest of the child is based on the circumstances and decided by the court at the time the decision is made.

  • How Can a Person Win Back Legal Custody of Their Children?

    Losing custody of your child is a heart-wrenching experience for any parent. It’s a difficult thing to accept that the court believes your children are better off with someone else- whether that person is your ex spouse, your parents or the foster care system.

  • The De Facto Parent

    Today, more and more families are adopting alternative family structures. Some families may have multiple parental figures with an active, caring role in the child’s life. This is particularly true when the biological mother and father are divorced. Child custody lawyers report on the rights of these third-party parents.

  • Top 5 Reasons to Choose Collaborative Divorce in Texas

    Divorce is difficult, but not all divorces are created equally. Here in Austin and Greater Metro Area, more and more people are choosing to resolve their family law issues via the collaborative process. Collaborative divorce is a method of dispute resolution where the spouses agree from the beginning that they are each going to retain attorneys who will work as settlement specialists and who will not engage in court battles.


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