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When to Get a Lawyer for a Child Support Case

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You've been paying child support for years, and the amount hasn't changed much as the children have gotten older. As long as there are no disputes about the amount you pay and you pay on time every month, you have little need for legal intervention in your child support case.However, changes in the ...
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3 Things You Need To Discuss With Your Spouse At The Start Of A Divorce

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When it's clear that there is nothing else you can do to work on a marriage, divorce may be inevitable. If you are considering a divorce, talk to a lawyer about how to protect your best interests from start to finish in a divorce. It's then a good idea to sit down with your spouse and address these ...
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The Dos and Don’ts of Online Posts During a Divorce

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What may hurt the worst about a divorce may take you by surprise. While you may be bracing yourself for pain in certain areas of your life after you and your spouse decide to get a divorce, the things that pack the biggest wallop might be the things you never saw coming. One thing that many couples ...
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Mistakes You Should Never Make During a Friendly Divorce

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Getting a divorce can be the best direction to take when couples are unhappy together, but it will never be a joyful part of life. Divorcing someone is a sad situation to be in, but it can be made more pleasant if things remain amicable between you and your soon-to-be ex. That's especially ...
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3 Reasons to Get a Lawyer in Your Divorce

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Contrary to popular belief, the divorce rates in the US are not a near-even split as previously thought. Divorce is still a very real possibility and not something any couple looks forward to.If you are preparing for your own divorce and your soon-to-be ex is not fighting you, you probably assume ...
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Factors That Affect Child Custody Outcomes in California

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When two adults decide that they want to get a divorce, it's only a matter of dividing properties and separating their lives. However, when there are children involved, the divorce process also involves child custody arrangements. If you are planning to get a divorce with children, you should ...
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What Is the Difference Between a Writs and Appeals Case

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If someone doesn't like what a court has decided, there are a couple of options. These include writs and appeals, as well as other avenues know as motions. There are several key difference between writs cases and appeals cases, and they're all based in the disparate functions of the two legal ...
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Understanding How Uniform Parentage Cases Work

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As with many issues in family law, uniform parentage cases are much more complex under the surface than they seem at first. That's because the courts should consider the well-being of not only the children but also that of the parents. This was bad enough before recent technological advances that ...
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The Benefits of Alimony in Certain Cases | Dougherty & Associates

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The Benefits of Alimony in Certain CasesIf you’re currently going through a divorce, then you know that there are many components to consider. Not only do you have to consider how your life is going to change without your spouse, but you also have a lot of legal aspects to consider. Alimony is one ...
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Understanding How Grandparents’ Rights Work

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Most grandparents take great delight in see their grandkids every so often. However, if a grandparent feels as though he or she is not getting enough time with the grandchildren, then legal action can be taken. There are a few basic things to know about this legal field.The Process Varies From ...
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Child Custody Laws in California

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Child Custody Laws in CaliforniaThe law differs from one state to the next. The same holds true for child custody laws, and if you and your spouse are planning on getting a divorce in California, then you should become familiar with child custody laws in that state.The Child’s Best InterestOne of ...
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When Do I Need a Divorce Lawyer

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The law differs from one state to the next. The same holds true for child custody laws, and if you and your spouse are planning on getting a divorce in California, then you should become familiar with child custody laws in that state.Divorce is hard, emotionally, mentally and financially. Some can ...
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The Importance of Hiring a CPS Attorney

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When it comes to child custody, visitation rights, child support and any legal matters relating to Child Protective Services (CPS), such as suspected child abuse or endangerment, the attorney you choose to rely on can make all of the difference in the world. There are many excellent court-appointed ...
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