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Child Custody and the Court

In a child custody case, the primary goal is to determine what’s in the best interests of the child or children. The court bases its decision on: Physical, emotional, and psychological needs The child’s preference, depending on their age The…

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Domestic Violence and the Law

Domestic violence (DV), also domestic abuse, encompasses violent acts or threats directed between people in a close familial or social relationship. A couple may be dating, living together, or married. Two people may share a child or be family members. Those…

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How Prenuptial Agreements Work

You might imagine that people with lots of assets and money need prenuptial agreements. However, any couple with individually owned property, assets, or significant debts should consider signing a prenuptial agreement. There may be valuable collections or sentimental items to…

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When to Hire a Family Lawyer

Family law encompasses a variety of issues that arise within family relationships, such as domestic partnerships, civil unions, marriages, adoptions, divorces, and child custody and support enforcement. While no law in the US states you must have legal representation when…

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Changing Family Law

There have been dramatic changes in family structures for the past fifty years. Social and demographic changes of the late twentieth century and into the twenty-first see more cohabitating couples, same-sex couples, and increasing numbers of single-parent families and extended…

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Domestic Violence and Protective Orders

Domestic violence encompasses violent acts or threats between two people, whether married, living together, or dating. There may be a child in common or children from a previous relationship that may require protection. Although heinous crimes like murder and rape…

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Family Law Custody

Custody, Visitation, and Grandparent Rights

What can you do if a parent restricts your visitation rights to a young grandchild or you feel the child is in a problematic or dangerous living situation? All fifty states and the District of Columbia have variations of grandparent…

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Modifying Your Existing Parenting Plan

Upon your divorce or separation case, a family court judge will decide on your parenting plan based on the children’s needs. Co-parenting arrangements, however, can experience unforeseen circumstances that require modification or changes to the existing plan.  Some circumstances that…

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