The Reality of Divorce

Divorce law is widely misunderstood due to pop culture and media portrayals. Many people assume that the law will come down on them for things that it can not or will not. Here are some important things which will help you understand what divorce is like. It is not likely that your case will go to court. There will be

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How Child Support Works

In family law and public policy, child support (sometimes referred to as child maintenance) is a periodic payment made from one parent to the other for the monitorial benefit of the child following the end of a marriage. Child support is paid directly or indirectly by an ‘obligor’ to an ‘obligee’ for the care of the child or children of

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Custody of a Child

Custody is an emotional and difficult issue when it comes to divorce. It needs to be well-discussed with your lawyer to ensure that you get what is fair when it comes to seeing your children. There are two parts to custody: One is the right and responsibility to make decisions for a child, known as legal custody. The other being where

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What is Mediation?

Mediation is the voluntary process in which two or more people involved in a dispute try to reach an agreement outside of court with the help of an impartial mediator. This is so that the people involved can generate their own solutions in settling their conflict. The mediators are often attorneys, although they may otherwise be doctors, teachers, therapists, police

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Types of Divorce

Divorce (also known as dissolution of marriage) is the ending of a marital union. When a person files for a divorce petition, it means ending the legal duties and responsibilities of a marriage and ending the bonds of marriage between the couple. Both parties will sign legal paper that allows them to live as single people once more. After divorce,

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