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 Can I Get Visitation Rights?
      by HG.org

    Unwed fathers may be able to get visitation rights by presenting a petition to court. This process can be complex and often requires the assistance of an experienced family law lawyer to ensure that these rights are pursued and preserved.

  • Military Membersí Duty to Provide Support
      by HG.org

    It is often when a military member divorces his or her spouse that he or she must provide support to the other spouse and any children from the marriage that do not live with the military member. Knowing how much this is and how the rules work is important for the military spouse when facing the divorce and even retirement.

  • Survivor Benefit Plan Award and Military Divorce
      by HG.org

    When the military member faces divorce from his or her spouse, the usual process involves survivor benefits, retirement benefits or additional monies through accounts or other programs to the nonmilitary spouse. It is important for the military member to understand these situations, so he or she is not caught unaware.

  • Acquiring Personal Jurisdiction in a Military Divorce Case
      by HG.org

    Military divorce cases tend to be more complicated than other types of divorce cases. One of the primary areas of concern and contention is achieving jurisdiction over the service member, the military pension, child custody and child support. Federal and state laws impact these factors.

  • Military Divorce and Child Custody: Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Provisions
      by HG.org

    Child custody can be contentious in any case. However, it can be more complicated in cases involving military personnel because of the uncertainty surrounding future deployments overseas or assignments that are stateside. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act provides protections for military personnel related to legal cases filed against them.

  • Texas Child Support Modification and Enforcement: Answers to FAQs

    In Texas, there are strict limits on when parents can petition for a modification of child support. There are also strict penalties for violating child support orders. Learn what you need to know if you cannot meet your child support obligations or if your former spouse is refusing to pay.

  • What Does the OPM Have to Do with My Divorce?
      by HG.org

    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 benefits and accounts could face such deductions from a former spouse after reaching and progressing through retirement.

  • How to Start a Divorce in Georgia
      by HG.org

    Individuals who want a divorce in Georgia must follow certain steps to complete the legal process of getting a divorce. They must also take steps to emotionally and financially prepare for this process. Some steps that they should take include:

  • Important Issues to Discuss with Your New York Divorce Lawyer
      by HG.org

    Divorce processes are often complex and difficult depending on how much emotion involved in the proceedings interferes with the resolution. Additional conflict may arise through both spouses attempting to acquire assets, relieve debts or obtain custody of children, and many procedures are necessary before the divorce finalizes.

  • Presumption of Significant Parenting Time in Illinois Child Custody Cases
      by HG.org

    Divorce and separation in the United States often results that a child of divorce usually winds up with less contact with at least one of his or her parents and that particular side of the family. Understanding how divorce can affect time with a personís child can help him or her lobby for more meaningful contact with a child after separation or divorce.


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