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Category: Child Custody

Can Children Testify in Child Custody Cases?

Going through a divorce can be overwhelming for all parties involved. When there are complex custody issues that need to be resolved, this can be difficult for the children, particularly if the couple cannot reach an agreement regarding the legal and physical custody of their children. One of the toughest questions that arise in child …

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Does Child Abuse Always Involve Physical Contact?

Child abuse takes many forms, from physical and sexual abuse to abandonment and neglect. While any type of abuse can have devastating consequences, from physical injuries to extreme mental and emotional trauma, the abuse that does not leave any cuts or bruises that can still cause significant emotional harm and other long-term issues. There are …

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What Would Cause Me to Lose Custody of My Child?

Parenting is a rewarding but difficult job, even when both parents support each other and are committed to protecting their children’s best interests. Parenting certainly becomes much more complicated after a couple divorces and complex custody issues need to be resolved. Ideally, both parents can set aside their differences and focus on what is best …

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What Are the Best Co-Parenting Tips for Navigating Back-to-School?

If you are a parent of school aged children, you probably have a mile-long checklist of things you need to do, and supplies you need to purchase before the first day of school arrives. While the prospect of starting a new school year and getting back to a more predictable schedule can be a welcome …

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What Steps Can I Take If My Ex Stops Paying Child Support?

One of the most important steps in the divorce process is ensuring that the couple’s children will be cared for after the divorce has been finalized. In most cases, a court order will require the noncustodial parents to make child support payments to the custodial parents. Until the court order for child support has been …

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What If My Former Spouse Prevents Me From Seeing My Kids?

It is common for couples to disagree about a range of issues during the divorce process, especially in high-conflict divorces where both spouses harbor animosity towards one another. Unfortunately, in situations like this, one spouse may try to prevent the other from seeing the children. This often happens when one spouse refuses to let the …

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Can I Hide Assets from My Spouse During Our Divorce?

Getting a divorce is never easy, and there are a number of important details that need to be resolved before the divorce can be finalized. Custody and child support are likely at the top of this list if you have children. However, whether you have children or not, your assets will need to be divided …

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How Long Do I Have to Pay Child Support In New Jersey?

When a couple makes the difficult decision to end their marriage, there are a number of matters that must be resolved during the divorce process, including the distribution of marital property and spousal support, which provides the lower-income spouse with enough income to maintain a similar standard of living after the divorce. If the couple …

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What Tips Can Help Fathers with Custody-Related Issues?

In the past, if a couple divorced, custody of the children was generally awarded to the mother. This old-fashioned approach to custody-related decisions likely stemmed from the fact that the father was often the sole breadwinner of the family, while the mother stayed home and took care of the children. Today’s family dynamics do not …

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Olivia Wilde Served Custody Papers While Onstage

On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, actress/director Olivia Wilde took the stage at CinemaCon in Las Vegas to premiere the trailer for her upcoming film, “Don’t Worry Darling.” CinemaCon is an annual conference where directors preview coming attractions for movie theater owners. Midway through her presentation, Wilde was handed an envelope by an unidentified woman in the audience …

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