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August 2017 Archives

Misconceptions concerning divorce may add unnecessary stress

If you are considering divorce, a great deal of factors could be influencing your decision. The outcome of dissolving a marriage will inherently have an impact on your financial future, and if you and your spouse have children together, you likely have concerns about how the news of a divorce might affect them.

What legal authority do I have over my stepchild?

As a stepparent, you face a very difficult task when it comes to helping to raise the children of your spouse. Legally speaking, you may face difficulty asserting your rights to make parenting decisions, even if the child in question lives in your home most or all of the time. If you have concerns about how to navigate this delicate issue, don't hesitate to reach out to an experienced attorney to review your circumstances and identify a strong strategy for moving forward.

Temporary child support modifications

Many parents who carry a child support order want to provide everything their child needs, but sometimes circumstances align that make it difficult pay all of your obligations. Often, parents who face this dilemma worry that they cannot change their child support order, but in many cases it is possible to get a court to change a child support order to something more manageable, either permanently or temporarily.

Legal separations offer a divorce alternative

In some cases, a married couple experiencing relationship trouble may not be ready to pull the trigger on a complete divorce, but one or both spouses may feel that something needs to change and the strength of the court is necessary to help that change. While it is far less common than traditional divorce, couples can also petition the court for a legal separation.

Can another state's court change my custody order?

When two parents split up and one moves out of state, a custody agreement may face serious difficulty. Many parents worry that since different states maintain different laws about divorce and child custody, it may be possible for a parent without primary or sole custody to relocate to another state and then compel a judge to issue him or her an order to modify the custody agreement. This a very reasonable fear, but thankfully, the law has already provided a solution for it.