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Consequences of Paternity on Child Support
When a court establishes that a man is the biological father of a child, what impact does that have on child support? ... READ MORE

Dealing With Paternity Issues in Divorce
Divorce is rarely easy, but it can get even more complicated if there's a question about the identify of your child's father. Learn more about the process of establishing paternity. ... READ MORE

Who Pays for the Children's Medical Expenses After a Divorce?
Don't want to be stuck paying for all of your child's medical bills after divorce? Read this article to learn how to ensure both parents share in the children's medical expenses. ... READ MORE

How Does Divorce Affect Adult Children Financially?
The financial impact of divorce can be far-reaching. It not only affects the spouses, but their children as well. And the fact that one or more of the children may “legally” be adults doesn’t mean the monetary effects of divorce won’t apply to them. ... READ MORE

How Does Divorce Affect the Children Financially?
Many of the financial changes you’ll experience during a divorce will be even more pronounced once your split is final. An adjustment to finances may also mean an adjustment in your children’s standard of living. Your divorce will inevitably bring financial changes; however, if you know what to expect, you may be able to minimize some of the financial impact on your kids. ... READ MORE

Divorce Calculating Child Support FAQ
Can the court add the money that I receive from a trust to my regular income in calculating the child support that I pay? I receive some money from my brother's rental property. Can the money that I get from my brother's property be used in calculating my support obligations arising out of the divorce? ... READ MORE

Divorce Establishing Child Support FAQ
A woman is claiming I'm the father of her child. She says she won't seek support if I pay her a lump sum. Will this work? Am I obligated, through the court, to continue to pay support for my disabled daughter after she turns 18? Can the court require me to pay my son's college tuition and expenses in ... READ MORE

Divorce Modifying Child Support FAQs
At the time of my divorce I was unemployed. I'll be starting college soon. Will student loans be considered "income?" Both my ex and I have moved from the state where we got divorced. He's making more money now and I need more support. Where do I file? Can I get an increase in my child's support order ... READ MORE

Divorce Paying and Collecting Child Support FAQ
Can I terminate my ex-spouse's visitation if he or she doesn't pay child support? How can I collect overdue support? I haven't seen my ex in 15 years and I have some support judgments against him. I recently found him in another state. Can I collect these judgments from him? I've heard that I can get ... READ MORE

Divorce Procedures in Wisconsin
When you get a divorce, you legally separate your life from your spouse's. This process can be lengthy and get quite messy, especially if you disagree on terms. Wisconsin has certain rules you must follow to ensure both parties in a divorce are treated fairly. Divorcing Without an Attorney While it is ... READ MORE

 

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I recently wrote a blog at our law firm's web site under family law issues. Under Wisconsin law, you are only entitled to retroactive child support, going to the time a motion or petition. requesting ...Read more

You can submit a petition to modify or amend an existing custody/visitation/child support order any time there has been a material change in circumstances since the last valid court order.  Unles ...Read more

I can not give you specifics on what to say without seeing the actual wording of the order that says that the parents are to notify the courts of any change in income.  This is not something that ...Read more

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Can We Share An Attorney When Divorcing?

Do you know why divorces are so expensive? Because they’re worth it. All joking aside, getting divorced can be expensive, especially if both parties hire attorneys. The high cost of divorce has ... Read more

2017 Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Include Sweeping Changes

After months of secret meetings and closed-door discussions, the 2017 Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines are now seeing the light of day with an effective date less than two months away. We cover ... Read more

Child Support

Minnesota couples who are ending their marriage and who have young children have a number of options when it comes to making a decision about child support. While child support may be decided by a jud ... Read more

Can I get sued for child support if he is already 12 years old?

Q: An ex-girlfriend told me that I was her child’s father after almost 13 years later. She had her previous boyfriend paying child support for all those years, and I guess they’re separate ... Read more

Recent changes in emancipation of minors in NJ and child support

Emancipation of Minors under NJSA 2A:17-56.67 New Jersey has recently changed its conditions for emancipation of a minor to make it less of a matter of discretion for the deciding judge when deciding ... Read more

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