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SupportGames: A Child’s Best Interest

 Child Custody, Visitation Rights & the Child of Divorce Place the needs of the child of divorce first! When parents with children decide to divorce, this should be the conventional wisdom. And it is. Child support courts in the U.S. issue their orders, in principle, on the basis of “the best interest” of the child. [...]

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The Law and Grandparents Rights

Grandparents can often be the forgotten victims of the breakdown of their children’s marriage or long-term relationship.Often they lose contact with children involved as the estranged partner moves to a new area or strained relationships with ex-partners make contact difficult. This denies both the grandparent the joy of watching the children grow up and means [...]

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Child Custody Battles – How to Prepare for a Child Custody Battle

Are you involved in a child custody battle? Child custody battles for moms and dads are often times the most financially and emotionally draining part of the divorce process. Further, a child custody battle that involves litigation or a child custody evaluation can have a negative impact with lifelong consequences for the children. Parents who [...]

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Custody Battles and Divorce in Military Families

Source Marriage is a wonderful state.  It can bring a sense a fulfillment, belonging, love and intimacy when both people enjoy their life together. Adding children can fully complete the picture. However, so many marriages exist with disharmony, disappointment, distress and tension.  The additional stressors involved with parenting can tip a marriage into the danger zone.  Marital difficulties [...]

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DIVORCE LEGISLATION: How to achieve ‘happily ever after’

An interesting article for parents on the importance of growingly popular courses now offered to couples who file for divorce and have minor children at home. Courses such as these help educate the couple in the hopes of avoiding divorce or at least learning to help deal with the effects of divorce on the child. [...]

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Child Support: None This Month? Five Steps to Help Collect from Your Ex

You’re owed child support after a divorce, but the money isn’t coming. What can you do? This article provides instruction for collecting from a delinquent ex-spouse. Before contacting your child support attorney, first contact a tribal child support agency. Provide them with your divorce and child support details.

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Parenting After Divorce

Many divorcing parents fall in the trap of neglecting their children when divorcing. Parenting after divorce and child custody rights are essential issues. This article makes the case for joint child custody. Raising children of divorce from two households is not so simple. Issues at stake extend beyond child alimony.

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Who Gets the Pets in Divorce?

According to a 2006 survey, nearly a quarter of divorce lawyers surveyed across the U.S. said they had noticed an increase in pet-custody cases in the past five years. Pets custody represents a new issue for the Custody Lawyer or Divorce Mediator. This article provides a brief overview of this new trend in custody law. 

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Child Custody Rights for Fathers

Until the changes in the U.S. divorce laws during the 1970’s, a father’s role was limited to financial support and the occasional visitation with his children. This was accepted as the norm. This article discusses the onset of child custody rights for the father, child custody battles and joint child custody. 

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Divorce and Child Custody: What is a Parenting Plan?

A parenting plan is a divorce parenting document that outlines the schedule or timeshare that will include each parent’s responsibilities to raise their child. A parenting plan can be lengthy and detailed or it can be brief and simple. This article explains the contents and customs of divorce parenting plans. 

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