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Child Support Was Not Created to Help Children
Child support was created to punish fathers and separate fathers from children.
Free Legal Aid provides useful information about child custody. In addition to the video here, be sure you check out other resources.
If you're facing a divorce, you'll have to face reality: Alimony payments -- also known in some states as "spousal support" or "maintenance" -- are alive and well in the American divorce system. As with most issues in your divorce, you and your spouse can agree to the amount and length of time alimony will be paid. check to learn more.
Many divorcing parents are able to resolve questions about how they’ll share coparenting responsibilities and time with their children without going to court—sometimes the resolution comes during a court-ordered mediation just before the trial, but it does usually happen. check to learn more.
Legal Custody refers to the right and responsibility of a parent to make decisions relating to the health, education, and general welfare of his or her child. Physical Custody refers mostly to the right and responsibility to choose where the child will live. check to learn more.
Filing for divorce can be scary and unsettling. Before taking legal action, it is best to learn and understand your legal rights and the divorce process in general. It is always advisable to consult with an attorney when considering a divorce so you can learn about your legal rights and your options. check to learn more.
There are many different scenarios in which a parent (or close relative) will want to get custody of their child, usually during a divorce. These are almost always emotionally difficult processes, since the stakes are so high. check to learn more.