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 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 person’s child can help him or her lobby for more meaningful contact with a child after separation or divorce.

  • Differences in Legal Fathers and Biological Fathers and Their Legal Duties
      by HG.org

    There are differences in legal and biological fathers, and the legal duties of each are different as well which may affect the family unit, cause problems or resolve issues. When the father starts out as a biological parent, he is able to become the legal definition of a father through his own actions and how he presents himself to the child.

  • Do I Have to Pay Child Support for a Child that Is Not Mine?
      by HG.org

    When a marriage ends, it is expected for the father or mother to pay child support to the parent that earns less income and is taking care of any children from the marriage or that were acquiring in the relationship. However, there are certain instances where the father or mother is not forced to pay these fees based on the surrounding factors.

  • How Illinois Businesses Are Evaluated in Divorce Cases
      by HG.org

    Illinois is an equitable distribution state, meaning that if a couple gets a divorce, their assets and debts that they accumulated during the marriage should be equitably divided between the parties. In Illinois, businesses interests can also be divided between spouses. Understanding how business interests may be divided can keep spouses informed during the divorce process.

  • Effect of New Illinois Child Support Law on Business Owners
      by HG.org

    Illinois passed a new child support law that became effective on July 1, 2017. The new child support law makes it simple to calculate child support for a traditional employee since the child support obligation is based on income. The amount of child support is based on net income after certain expenses are deducted from income.

  • New Illinois Child Support Law Establishes How to Deal with High and Low Incomes
      by HG.org

    Illinois adopted a law, effective July 1, 2017 that changed how child support is to be calculated. The state now uses an income sharing method of determining how much child support should be ordered. There is also important key information that parents should understand about deviating from these guidelines.

  • Evaluation of Spousal Support Under Current Law in Illinois
      by HG.org

    Illinois lawmakers passed a modified version of spousal maintenance law in 2015. Many cases under the previous law are coming up for maintenance reviews or modifications as they take into consideration the new law, when applicable. Important information to understand the new law includes:

  • DNA Showed I Am Not the Father – Can I Get Child Support Payments Reimbursed?
      by HG.org

    As unfair as it may seem, there are many times when a person is not the child’s father but is still held responsible for child support, even when he or she has a valid DNA test that clearly shows this. If a father is considered to be the legal father, he may still be held responsible for child support and not due any reimbursement for child support payments.


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