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Contempt Actions and Modifying Visitation

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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If you are denied court ordered visitation with your child you should contact an attorney and consider filing a contempt action. Nonetheless, during a contempt action, can you ask the court to modify the visitation or child custody provisions in your…

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Man in Michigan Owes Child Support for Child Who Isn’t His

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Generally, child support can be explained quite simply: If you have a child who is living with his/her other parent, you will owe some amount of child support. It seems obvious to say that a person will not owe child…

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Pet Custody – A Celebrity Example

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

In Georgia, pets are considered property, rather than a member of the divorcing family. Thus, if a divorcing couple cannot decide who will keep the pets, the Judge will divide them equitably, along with the other marital property. Unlike a…

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Break Ups and Social Media

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
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This site has featured several articles about how social media can have an impact on your relationship and/or divorce. It is important to remember that airing your dirty relationship laundry on social media sites such as Facebook can do more…

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Same-Sex Marriage Update

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Last month, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear several cases brought by states seeking to keep same-sex marriage bans in place. By declining to hear these cases, the Supreme Court has implicitly paved the way for same sex…

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Celebrity Family Law – Fantasia Barrino

Thursday, November 13th, 2014
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  Former American Idol winner, Fantasia Barrino, is gearing up for a battle with the father of her teenage daughter. Fantasia Barrino – Baby Daddy Surfaces and Demands Custody, tmz.com, October 5, 2014. Brandel Shouse, the 13-year-old’s father, is suing Barrino…

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Child Custody: Which Parent Should Get Primary Physical Custody?

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

During a divorce or child custody matter, one of the most important questions asked is “will I get primary physical custody of my child?” In other words, who will have the child the majority of the time? In determining who…

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Divorce Illegal in the Philippines

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

In the United States, many people take the daily freedoms we have for granted – including the freedom to divorce. There are laws that people must abide by in obtaining a divorce, but the result is the same. If spouses…

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Small Acts of Kindness Can Help Co-Parenting

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

When you go through a divorce and there are children involved, you and your ex-spouse are tied together for life – whether you like it or not. But regardless of how you feel toward your ex, there are small acts…

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Celebrity Divorce – A Co-Parenting Example

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Most often when a celebrity divorce is in the news, it is for the fighting, name-calling and “who wants what” in the divorce – naturally because this juicy gossip is what sells. Every once in a while I come across…

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