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I CAN STOP YOU FROM PAYING CHILD SUPPORT!
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The terms “sole” and “joint” can be slightly more complicated. It’s very common for parents to share joint legal custody so that they both have the legal right to have a say in decisions about the child. check to learn more.
Paternity law involves the legal recognition of a child's biological father, typically established through genetic testing. For example, when a child's paternity is in question, or denied by the father, the mother may file a paternity suit against the alleged father to obtain child support. check to learn more.
Some unmarried couples have joint legal custody over their children. This means that both parents to whom the joint legal custody refers have the legal authority to make such decisions. One of the most common conflicts pertaining to child custody occurs when one parent wants to relocate with the child. check to learn more.
When you separate, the court sets the amount of financial assistance to be paid to a spouse in need by the other spouse. The objective is to maintain the family’s standard of living to the extent possible until the divorce, sometimes referred to as preserving the status quo while the case is pending. check to learn more.
The right child custody information can help you prepare for your case and ultimately win child custody. Here, you'll find parents' top 20 questions about child custody, with links to full-length features to help you approach a child custody hearing with confidence. check to learn more.