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- Modification of Child Support Arrears
Generally, child support arrears cannot be modified by a court. However, there are exceptions which may offer solutions or negotiations that may result in reductions.
- Minnesota's Social Early Neutral Evaluation (SENE) and Preparation
Preparing for a Social Early Neutral Evaluation may assist parties in presenting and resolving their custody and parenting time issues at a an early stage of legal proceedings.
- How Can a Person Win Back Legal Custody of Their Children?
Losing custody of your child is a heart-wrenching experience for any parent. Itís 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.
- Grounds for Terminating Parental Rights in Georgia
Numerous factors can constitute child deprivation resulting from parental misconduct and mistreatment. For example, a parentís conviction for molesting other children could render him or her incapable of caring for a child. Likewise, if the child has been exposed to improper sexual activities or domestic violence, such conduct could suffice to demonstrate misconduct and mistreatment.
- Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Lesbian Mother
he United States Supreme Court recently sided with a lesbian mother in an adoption case, temporarily blocking an Alabama court order, which declared the adoption of her three children invalid. This case brings attention to the legal challenges that gay and lesbian couples must still face even after the Supreme Court passed a law stating that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry.
- Can I Be Reimbursed for Child Support Payments I Made for a Child Who Is Not Mine?
If a father believed that a child was his and this is later disproved by genetic testing, the father may consider seeking reimbursements for child support payments that he made. Whether this is a possibility depends on state law, as does any continuing obligation to pay support.
- Establishing Paternity in Illinois
Paternity is the legal term for the relationship between a father and his child. While maternity is always apparent, sometimes there may be questions as to who is the father of the child. When these questions arise, intervention of an experienced family law attorney is warranted.
- Discouraging Adoption Fraud and Misrepresentation / Duty to Report Abuse and Guarding of Confidentiality
Especially in the case of adoption, the Code specifically requires an attorney to actively discourage adoption fraud or misrepresentation and prohibits the attorney from engaging in such conduct.
- Setting and Communicating Attorney Fees
Both Codes require that an attorney enter into a written fee agreement with a client and requires the attorney to carefully explain and ensure that the client understands the fee agreement. The fees collected by an attorney with respect to an adoption or surrogacy cannot be illegal or unconscionable and must be commensurate with the services provided.
- Appraising All Parties of Their Rights and Obligations
Adoptions and Surrogacy Agreements raise substantial ethical considerations. Particularly in the case of Surrogacy Agreements, the parties are essentially contracting with one another for the use of another womanís uterus.