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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  • Bird Nesting Divorce Plan: Is It a Good Idea?

    Bird nesting is a term derived from the actions of divorced parents who co-parent from a single home living with their children, instead of moving to separate homes.

  • When Divorce Extends Beyond International Borders

    Divorce is never simple. Even divorce and family law cases where both parties agree on what the outcome should be require poring through complex legal documents and processes. What happens when the parties in a divorce or custody battle don't agree? What if they not only don't agree but also don't share the same state or country of residence? That's where an experienced international divorce and family law attorney can make all the difference in the outcome.

  • I’m Getting Divorced, What Do I Do with the Credit Cards?

    A common question that is received is what happens to credit card debt when you get a divorce.

  • Effect Of Remarriage on Child Support in Maryland

    All parents have a legal obligation to financially support their children, even if those children are not in their physical custody. When a parent remarries, this often comes with financial consequences. For example, if a single, non-custodial father remarries and has another child, this could justify a modification of the child support order regarding a child from a previous marriage.

  • New Jersey Child Support Law Effect on Special Needs Kids

    On February 1, 2017, the New Jersey child support statute “Termination of Obligation to Pay Child Support” went into effect. Governor Chris Christie signed the statute into law on January 19, 2016 and the new statute will affect all orders issued before and after the February 1 effective date.

  • What to Look for in a Strong Family Law Expert Witness
      by HG.org

    Family law requires knowledge of a broad spectrum of subjects such as divorce, child custody and even separation. An expert in these matters is able to provide help in various functions of family law within the legal realm. If a child is in the middle of a custody battle, a family law expert witness may provide the insight into the matter that the judge may not have considered or known previously.

  • Divorce after 50

    Many couples over the age of 50 have growing concerns about divorce, both in terms of its prevalence in their lives among friends and family, as well as how to go through the process themselves. Divorce rates among couples over 50 have doubled over the past 25 years, and for couples over 65, rates have tripled.

  • What Is Post-Secondary Child Support?
      by HG.org

    Post-secondary support for a child is when, through a court order, a parent paying support to the primary custody parent continues to provide monetary support for college, vocational, trade and graduate school depending on the state, circumstances and how far the youth continues his or her education.

  • What Can Happen if You Lie about Your Finances during a Divorce
      by HG.org

    Most divorce proceedings rely on the documentation from the husband and wife, and these files need to be accurate. If there are any assets or liabilities still hidden, this could cause complications and eventually lead to another divorce procedure.

  • Divorce as a Financial Transaction
      by HG.org

    Divorce proceedings are full of various different transactions, and many persons take the events emotionally and with serious intent. However, when the relationship has ended, and everything else remains the same, a divorce may become nothing more than a financial transaction.


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