The 4 Best Ways Ensure Fair Child Support

Child support is one of the only certainties you can expect when getting a divorce or establishing custody.  Although you cannot avoid child support, there are a few ways you can affect how much you actually have to pay directly to the custodial parent or to the Office of Recovery Services. Here are five ways […]

What To Do If Your Child Has Been Abused

Child abuse is one of the worst things that can happen to a parent. Somehow you learn that your child has been abused. Obviously, you cannot let your child go back into an abusive situation. The following information will help you to know what you can and can’t do, and what you should do, when there […]

Finding The Best Attorney For Your Money

Choosing the best attorney to represent you is an important decision. You likely have no experience with legal matters and similarly little experience with attorneys. What you already know is that they cost a lot of money. You may have considered handling your legal problems on your own, but found that it was too complicated. […]

Don’t Give Up In Your Custody Battle

I’ve seen it happen multiple times. A parent is 6 months into a divorce proceeding and is ready to give up and give in. “Let her have what she wants. I’m fine with less custody.” Right now, you may be. In a year, you’ll probably want more. Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t […]

The Real Reason Your Divorce Costs So Much

You started a divorce, hired a great attorney that was recommended to you, and now costs are ballooning out of control. It’s been 9 months and it feels like you’re no closer to a divorce settlement than when you started. The reason you’re not done is likely for one of two reasons: Your spouse is being […]

Dividing Christmas Holiday Parent Time

Christmas Holiday Parent Time is the most confusing of all holiday parent time. This article will help you understand how to determine who gets time when, and how long it should last.   1. When does Christmas Holiday Parent Time begin and end? The answer to this question is simple, but you wouldn’t think so based […]

The Most Important Things to Know About Alimony

Alimony is an important part of any divorce. In my experience, alimony is often misunderstood by the spouse who is going to pay, and the spouse who needs support. The paying spouse often perceives alimony as the greatest injustice a court can inflict. The spouse who needs support often does not want alimony because they don’t […]

5 Tips For A DIY Divorce Or Custody Petition

A petition for divorce or custody is the gateway to getting your decree. If you want child support or a set schedule to see your children, you will need a decree. This guide will focus on parenting issues. You can find information on real property, personal property and alimony in their corresponding articles. What follows is 5 […]

Serving Your Court Documents

Serving court documents is extremely important to your case. You have filed your petition for divorce or custody with the court. Now you need to serve that petition on the other side (i.e. your current spouse, or the father/mother of your child). This is called service of process in legal terms. Here are some important […]

Decree Modification For Your Changing Needs

If there has been a substantial change in circumstances, you may have a case for decree modification.  This process can be a big waste of resources and time if you don’t plan carefully. You may also want to consider whether you can solve the problem through mediation. Decree Modification Requires a Substantial Change in Circumstances […]