When parents of different faiths separate, how do courts decide whose religion the children will follow?
When parents of different faiths separate, they don’t always agree on whose religion the children will follow. With increasing numbers of i…
Learn the difference between legal custody, physical custody, sole custody, and joint custody.
Legal custody of a child means having the right and the obligation to make decisions about a child’s upbringing. A parent with legal cu…
Practical steps to help you create a workable parenting plan with your child’s other parent.
If you are divorcing and you have kids, the most important task ahead of you is to make an agreement with your spouse about custody and visitation. No…
Learn how child visitation laws affect grandparents’, stepparents’, and caretakers’ visitation rights.
Grandparents, stepparents, and other caretakers often form deep and loving attachments with the children in their lives. Yet when…
A lawsuit to determine the identity of the father of a child born outside of marriage, and to provide for the support of the child once the identity of the father has been determined.
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My daughter is almost seven months old. Her father will soon be 20, but he acts like he is 12. He’s used drugs and has a criminal record (for assaults). Since my daughter’s birth, he has only visited her once a month and given h…
What kind of temporary orders you can get in family court, and how.
Typical lawsuits take months, if not years, to make it to court. But if you’re getting divorced and need a quick decision from a judge about who gets the kids, the car, the mon…