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How do family courts in New York determine child support amounts?

Brooklyn, NY - When one parent does not have custody of their child, they are required to make payments to the parent with custody to help support the best interests of the child. New York, like most other states, has a standard formula based…
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How can a parent combat false allegations in a child custody case in Alabama?

Child custody cases can be challenging to get through. After all, important decisions are being made regarding where a child will live, how often they will get to see each of their parents, etc. As challenging as child custody cases may be,…
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What are the reasons why the state imposes child support obligations in Florida?

St. Petersburg, FL - When both parents are not jointly raising a child together, the state imposes an obligation of child support on the parent with less custody time. This money is supposed to be used to help the parent with the majority of…
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Florida law gives child support guidelines based on needs and income

Tampa, FL - When a couple finds that only one parent will have custody of a child long term, support payments will be ordered to ensure that the non-custodial parent helps pay for things like food and clothing, nourishment, educational expenses,…
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New York child custody laws determine how often a parent will see their child

Brooklyn, NY - New York has laws written into their statutes that say how child custody issues will be determined, which is just like every other state in the country. Couples who end up in family court will have to make arguments in front of…
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Divorce preparation and planning is crucial in Florida

Tampa, FL - Divorces are always a stressful time because most people never know exactly how their life will change once the divorce is finalized. There are a number of things that someone should do to prepare for their divorce case in the Tampa…
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Alabama, Do grandparents have visitation rights?

Family conflicts, divorces, and separations are not only known to affect the parties involved but also others in the family. For instance, when a couple decides to divorce, one party may also decide to cut ties with their ex-spouse’s parents…
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Tennessee is in the process of banning gay couples from adopting children due to religious reasons

The state of Tennessee may severely complicate and hinder its child custody system by passing an adoption bill that would prevent gay parents from taking a child in. Bill that stops gay couples from adopting has First Amendment and civil…
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Alabama parents may have custody problems due to coronavirus closures

The coronavirus pandemic caused a number of legal processes to slow down as courts closed around the country and various hearings and trials were delayed. Those who were dealing with family law issues such as child custody and divorces were…
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What changes to child custody should occur during COVID-19 in Clearwater Florida?

Child custody in Florida is referred to as shared parenting and can be a devastating life-changing event for both children and parents.  After a divorce, an experienced lawyer will try to achieve the best possible outcome for all members of…
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Florida Judge Denies Mother’s Request for Temporary Custody Over COVID-19 Concerns

The COVID-19 virus has raised many concerns for parents, especially those that are divorced or separated and are required to share custody of their children. Many worry that their child could be exposed to the virus if their child’s other…
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Tampa area mother was charged with neglect of her son and the state took custody of the child

A custody dispute will always bring up issues relevant to a person’s ability to be a good parent and raise their child in a safe environment. Parents who have a history of problems may not be able to maintain primary custody.  A woman…
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South Carolina mother loses custody after being arrested by local police

When a family is going through a custody dispute, it is possible that mistakes or poor parenting decisions that put their ability to raise a child into question, which causes changes in custody. In severe situations that involve criminal charges…
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Alabama couples are more likely to divorce if a spouse has substance abuse issues

Local news for Alabama published an advice column where a reader asked questions about child custody and divorce.  Parents and children have issues due to father’s substance abuse The reader asked about the biological father of his…
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Florida ER Doctor Loses Custody of Her 4-Year-Old Over COVID-19 Virus

Theresa Greene is a woman who has committed herself to the field of medicine. Working on the frontlines as an emergency room doctor in Miami to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Greene knows her job carries risks. What she didn’t know was…
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Greenville residents should prepare for a child custody hearing to avoid a poor outcome

One of the best ways to avoid arguments or problems caused by a child custody dispute is to retain legal representation from a licensed family law attorney as soon as possible. This can help ensure that your rights as a parent are protected,…