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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  • When is the Best Time to Get Divorced from a Financial Standpoint?
      by HG.org

    Divorce is often a long and expensive process. Court proceedings may drag on for months at a time. At the same time, the spouses may not be getting along and may be going through difficult emotional times.

  • The Downside of Divorce Lawyers Who Are Too Aggressive
      by HG.org

    It is a common situation during divorce for one or both spouses to run out and try to get the most aggressive lawyer with a pit bull reputation. Aggressive lawyers may sometimes be able to bring about positive results during the process of divorce. However, those who are not led by their clients’ best interests may actually do more harm than good. Some of the downsides of using an overly aggressive lawyer include:

  • Buyout Your Ex

    You’re in the middle of a divorce and you want to stay in your home. You and your spouse both feel the stability will be good for the children. While it may give your children stability, it may just put you in the poor house.

  • Special Factors to Deviate from Child Support Guidelines
      by HG.org

    Each state is required to establish child support guidelines so that there is a systematic way to assign a specific amount of support given specified objective criteria. However, family court judges often have the discretion to make a subjective deviation from these guidelines.

  • Key Distinctions between Legal Separation and Divorce
      by HG.org

    Many of the processes involved in divorce are also used for separations. However, there are distinct differences between a legal separation and divorce. Furthermore, some states do not recognize a legal separation, causing the classification to be merely married or divorced, even if spouses are physically separated.

  • Vetting a Family Law Lawyer Before Signing on the Dotted Line
      by HG.org

    It can be difficult to know where to turn when you are facing the prospect of divorce or other contested family law case. Many individuals do not have an existing relationship with a lawyer and do not know where to begin. Finding the right divorce lawyer is critical to having a successful divorce. Some ways to vet the right lawyer include:

  • Why Would a Divorce Litigation Use the Expertise of a Forensic Accountant?

    An experienced divorce attorney will be able to advise if using a forensic expert accountant will substantially help a case for dissolution of marriage. They will know the possible financial advantages versus the cost.

  • How Divorce Lawyer Fees and Costs Are Structured and How to Pay for Them
      by HG.org

    Divorce lawyer fees and costs can come as a surprise to someone who was not anticipating a divorce. However, it is important for anyone going through a divorce to have a clear understanding how legal fees and costs are structured and to consider ways to pay for them. The fee structure can have a significant impact on the amount that a client pays.

  • Equal Parenting After a Divorce

    Equal parenting is the concept of equally and fairly dividing all duties and responsibilities regarding children after a divorce.

  • When Ex Parte Orders Are Appropriate
      by HG.org

    Ex parte orders are sometimes used in family law cases when there is a sense of urgency.


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