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Consider the effect moving away will have on your child

Being awarded custody of your child is a good thing, but it is a lot of responsibility to take on by yourself. As a parent of a child, you are responsible for making smart decisions that will not affect your child negatively in the present or the future. These smart choices include deciding where your child will live.

How can California divorce laws affect a couple's divorce?

Every state in the U.S. has a set of laws that courts must adhere to when it comes to divorce. What this means for couples is that getting a divorce isn't as easy as agreeing to end the marriage and signing a paper. In California, couples have several legal requirements that they must satisfy before they can file for divorce and courts can consider granting it.

How a modification in child support can help your child

Child custody and support can sometimes be touchy subjects for parents. Not only may the noncustodial parent be upset that they were not awarded custody of their child, they may not be too happy about having to pay child support either. In many cases, after a parent has been ordered to pay child support, they will continue to pay that specific amount until the agreement endsĀ or there is a request made by the other parent to increase the amount they are paying.

Larry Johnson's failure to pay child support costs him his home

Parents who are ordered to pay child support should always take responsibility and contribute financially to the life of their child. Even though many people step up and adhere to the child support order, there are some who make the decision to not pay child support. When they decide to do this they are affecting their child negatively, as there are parents out there who may not be able to support their child without the assistance of the other parent. Mothers and fathers may continue to ignore the fact that their child needs financial support, but sooner or later, they may have to face the consequences of their decision.

An attorney can help with divorce disputes

When most people think of divorce, they probably think about all of the disputes that people have before things are finalized. Child custody, child support, alimony and any other family legal matter may cause the divorce to be drawn out over a long period of time. If this happens, people may continue to be angry and emotional, which is not good if they truly want to come to an agreement about things.

What is the difference between separation and divorce?

It is not easy for some people to come to the decision to divorce their spouse. For months, or even years, they may go back and forth between getting a divorce or trying to make it work, but may still have no idea what to do about their marriage. When this happens, some couples may look into legal separation before making that big decision to divorce.

Issues with interstate child custody

Two parents who are no longer in a relationship may experience many issues when it comes to child custody. Ideally, it would be nice if both parents could agree on how the child will be raised and who he or she will live with, but there are some instances where they dispute instead. Oftentimes, these disputes over child custody will land the parents in court where a judge will make the decision for them, which is something not all parents enjoy.

Failure to get a prenup costs Giada De Laurentis millions

When people get a prenuptial agreement, they believe it is a wise decision for several reasons. With this type of agreement keeping a person's assets and property protected should they divorce their spouse, many with significant assets may strongly consider having their spouse sign one. For those who have a lot to lose, but fail to get a prenuptial agreement, during the divorce they may quickly realize that they have made a mistake.

What are the different forms of domestic violence?

Domestic violence takes many forms. When a person is being abused, it is understandably traumatic. They may find themselves living in fear of their abuser, they may also have no idea what they can do to prevent further abuse from occurring. It is a scary situation to be in, but there is help out there. Before taking action, the first thing they should know is what the different forms of domestic violence are and which one they have experienced.

Request a modification in child support

Children are a huge responsibility for anyone who chooses to have them. Even when the parents are in the same home, it can be a real job to raise multiple children together, but when they are in separate homes, caring for the children can present even more difficulty. Not only are both parents expected to care for the child mentally, emotionally and physically, they are also expected to care for them financially. This is why it is important for parents who are required to pay child support to do so regardless of how much the payments may be.