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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    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.

  • Divorce as a Financial Transaction
      by HG.org

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      by HG.org

    There are complications that arise during divorce proceedings that often cause one of the spouses difficulty in obtaining the much-needed monetary assistance that he or she should be owed. This comes in disclosures of financial data.

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      by HG.org

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