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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

Divorce Law in West Virginia
A divorce or marital dissolution formally ends the marital relationship and the duties and responsibilities of the parties toward one another, including the division of marital assets and debts. If there are minor children involved and an inequitable financial situation exists, there may be continued ... READ MORE

 

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It sounds like they may have gotten a default judgment against you. That judgment may say that you're the father. You should act quickly to see if you can get DNA testing done to find out if you're th ...Read more

The Attorney General is trying to get assistance for your daughter, but they usually cannot proceed if you don't show up. You should contact them and ask if you can appear by phone or on a day when yo ...Read more

When your stepfather adopted you, the parental rights of your biological father were terminated. He no longer has any rights or responsibilities with respect to you, nor do you with respect to him. Fo ...Read more

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Is My New Spouse Required to Contribute to My Child’s College Expenses?

In Pennsylvania, a parent’s basic duty to pay child support endures until the child has reached the traditional age of majority, 18 years, or graduates high school, whichever occurs later. Howev ... Read more

Co-Parenting After a Divorce or Separation

Co-Parenting After a Divorce or Separation Co-parenting after a split is rarely easy, especially if you have a contentious relationship with your ex-partner. You may have concerns about your ex’ ... Read more

Income Disparity and Child Support

In a recent decision, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench dealt with retroactive child support in a situation where the parties had a significant disparity in income. In Baker v. Baker, Justice T ... Read more

Child Support

Many Minnesota parents who have custody of their children rely on child support to make ends meet. However, the other parent could potentially become disabled, making it more difficult for them to mak ... Read more

Is there an age at which children can choose which parent to live with?

Yes, 18. Until a child is 18 years of age, the minor child does not get to “choose” where to live. However, the court gives increasing weight to the preferences of the minor child based on ... Read more

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