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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  • Deciding Where Possessions Go During a Divorce

    If divorcing couples are unable to agree on the distribution of their marital possessions, the court steps in and divides the property for them.

  • Income Used to Calculate Child Support in Texas

    Child support in Texas is calculated based on pre-existing guidelines that take into consideration a number of factors to arrive at a fair child support amount. One factor used to determine the amount of child support is your income level. Several different types of income are used to calculate child support in Texas.

  • Getting Child Support from Someone Outside the Country

    While the United States recognizes the need for both parents to provide support to their children, other countries may not honor the child support orders that originate from the United States. Having a spouse who lives outside the country can make it more difficult to collect child support, there may be options available to the custodial parent.

  • Grandparents’ Visitation Rights

    A recent Westmoreland County ruling could affect the way Pennsylvania courts handle visitation and custody rights of grandparents.

  • What Are the Questions I Need to Ask My Lawyer in a Child Custody Case?

    Child custody cases can be some of the most contentious. They can also be complex, and the way that they are decided varies from each state and region. To better prepare for a custody dispute, parents may retain the services of family law lawyers to help advise them of the process entailed in a child custody case.

  • Divorce & Parenting Arrangements

    Most parents experiencing a divorce tell me that their primary concern is their children’s best interests. And most of the time I believe them.

  • How Can a Private Investigator Help in My Divorce Case?

    Divorce is often a contentious experience in which formerly intimate spouses are now adversaries. With this dynamic, spouses may start to hide information or take part in activities that may threaten the well-being of the family. Private investigators are sometimes retained to assist in divorce cases for a number of reasons.

  • How to Stop Child Support

    Every state recognizes that each parent is responsible for providing support for their children, whether the child lives with each parent or not. However, there are many circumstances when the family court should no longer have jurisdiction of the case or when child support should otherwise end.

  • Child Support Involving Surrogate Mothers

    The recent child support ruling against Sherri Shepherd, former co-host of The View, may set a new precedent for future divorce and child support cases involving surrogate mothers.

  • Statutes of Limitation on Back Child Support

    State laws determine how and when a person can be ordered to pay child support. Additionally, these laws dictate the window in which a person can collect arrearages.

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