Legal Articles, Divorce & Family Law

Child Custody and Child Support

The initial creation of a time sharing arrangement or a Parenting Plan can be difficult.

Divorce / Dissolution of Marriage

A divorce typically involves four areas of concern:

Do It Yourself Divorce – Good or Bad?

Facing a divorce is hard enough. Facing the potential costs of divorce doesn’t make it any easier. This is why many people are turning to the “do-it-yourself” approach. But is this a good idea?

Child Support Basics in Minnesota

Child support is a common element of a divorce involving minor children, paternity, and custody actions in Minnesota. A child support order can include three different components: basic child support, medical support, and child care support.

Pamphlets on procedure for self-represented parties

Community Legal Education Association, a lawyer supported legal access and information agency has asked me to prepare a series of pamphlets to provide a "how to and what to do" in Divorce or Separation proceedings in our Court of Queen's Bench. There are radically different procedures coming into force by the end of 2018.

Do Grandparents have Visitation Rights in NY?

Visitation rights for Grandparents is a common question raised in Family Courts today. The good news is that New York is quite flexible when it comes to grandparents’ visitation. Divorce and Family Law Attorney Fred Clarke, Esq. looks at how the Courts deal with this issue.

DIVORCE FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

A key issue at the commencement of a divorce proceeding is accounting for the assets acquired and the debts accumulated by a couple during the course of a marriage.

FIVE TIPS TO PREPARE FOR A CHILD CUSTODY HEARING

A child custody hearing represents one of the most significant of proceedings held in divorce cases. Because of the significant nature of a child custody hearing, a parent needs to be well prepared for the proceeding. There are five key tips to bear in mind when preparing for a custody hearing.

MYTHS ABOUT GENDER AND PENNSYLVANIA CHILD CUSTODY

Pennsylvania courts utilized a gender neutral standard known as the best interests of the child standard when making custody decisions in divorce and paternity cases. The standard focuses on ensuring that a particular custodial arrangement is designed to advance the best interests of the child.

Divorce Mediation: Effective Negotiation Tips

In the past, a court proceeding was one of the only options, if not the only one, for divorce. These days, divorce mediation is a popular option because it offers a personal and less stressful experience to an already tense situation.

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