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The Power of Attorney for Custody

The Power of Attorney for Custody

Giving power of attorney to an individual for the purpose of child custody can be temporary or long term. It can include children of the grantor, grandchildren and even pets. A power of attorney document is meant to prepare for an upcoming event or unexpected events. As in most planning documents, a......[Read More]
How to Apply for Child Custody in Fredericksburg, Virginia

How to Apply for Child Custody in Fredericksburg, Virginia

If you are trying to retain or apply for child custody in Fredericksburg, Virginia, there are certain legal steps that must be taken. Obtaining custody can happen immediately or through a long process based upon the circumstances of your situation. Though this article mainly covers parental custody,......[Read More]
Federal Laws on Child Support Fraud

Federal Laws on Child Support Fraud

The Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act incriminates child support offenders.gavel image by Cora Reed from Fotolia.comFederal child support enforcement first became possible in 1992 with the passage of the Child Support Recovery Act. While this law was designed to deter nonpayment of state.........[Read More]
How to Win a Child Custody Case - The Important Steps

How to Win a Child Custody Case - The Important Steps

Child custody cases are tormenting for a parent and child. Things turn worse, as the span of the case is quite time consuming. However, do not lose hope and prepare yourself with what you may need to confront during the proceedings and be equipped with all the necessities to win custody of your chil......[Read More]
Tennessee Child Support Questions

Tennessee Child Support Questions

Child Support in the State of TennesseeTennessee state contour against blurred USA flag image by Stasys Eidiejus from Fotolia.comTennessee's child support laws are designed to ensure that children enjoy the same standard of living post-divorce as they did when the family was intact..........[Read More]
Differences Between a Custody Hearing & a Custody Trial

Differences Between a Custody Hearing & a Custody Trial

Determining child custody is often a complex and lengthy process as the court makes decisions to determine the child's best interests. The rendering of a final order for custody is typically made after a series of hearings, which sometimes necessitates a trial. Although similar, each process is sepa......[Read More]
How to Prove a Parent Unfit in Child Custody Cases

How to Prove a Parent Unfit in Child Custody Cases

Child custody is not something that should be taken lightly. Parties seeking to prove a parent unfit for the purpose of adopting a child or securing legal guardianship need to be mindful of the local laws governing custody proceedings. Making sure you get the facts straight is critical to presenting......[Read More]
How To Avoid Court In Children Disputes

How To Avoid Court In Children Disputes

As we all know court proceedings can be very costly and in some cases there is no way of avoiding this. However, before going to court it may just be worth your while seeing whether you can resolve the dispute without going to court. Try out my three suggestions below: ......[Read More]
How to Write a Request for Sole Custody

How to Write a Request for Sole Custody

Sole custody can be either legal sole custody or physical sole custody. Legal sole custody is the right to make all the decisions on the behalf of the child. When both parents are fit, sole legal custody is rarely awarded to one parent. Sole physical custody is a living arrangement when the child pr......[Read More]
About Pennsylvania Child Custody Laws

About Pennsylvania Child Custody Laws

Each of the 50 states contains a specific body of laws that address issues of child custody. These laws are most frequently applied when married couples are divorcing or when a child's parents are unmarried and paternity has been established, although courts can make child custody determinations if ......[Read More]
Laws Covering Noncustodial Kidnapping

Laws Covering Noncustodial Kidnapping

Since 1932 several laws have been introduced and enacted to make provisions for interstate cases as well as intrastate, international and noncustodial kidnapping of minor children. The laws aim to reduce the instance of kidnapping or withholding a child from the custodial parent during and after cus......[Read More]
Understanding the Methods of Child Support Enforcement

Understanding the Methods of Child Support Enforcement

Just because you have an open child support order, that doesn't necessarily mean that it is being "enforced". The terminology "child support enforcement" typically refers to the procedures and processes in place to aggressively pursue a delinquent obligor. Enforcement tactic......[Read More]
Stages of Juvenile Court Proceedings

Stages of Juvenile Court Proceedings

When a state accuses a minor of committing an illegal act, also known as delinquency, the juvenile court has jurisdiction over subsequent court proceedings. Throughout each stage of their juvenile court delinquency proceedings, including trials or adjudicative hearings, children accused of crimes ha......[Read More]
Factors Used in Determining Child Custody

Factors Used in Determining Child Custody

When a custody dispute arises, there is much trepidation about the proceedings, mostly from a lack of understanding as to what will happen. A quick look at how courts actually make a decision when considering a question of custody will go a long way towards easing everybody's mind.......[Read More]
Evidence in Child Custody Cases

Evidence in Child Custody Cases

When parents decide to divorce, it is definitely a major point of upheaval in their lives. However, it can be even more traumatic for their children. This is especially true if the kids have to wait and see which parent will have custody. Custody battles can be the most stressful and contentious par......[Read More]
The Difference Between a Prohibited Steps Order and a Specific Issue Order

The Difference Between a Prohibited Steps Order and a Specific Issue Order

These orders are normally discussed together. This is because they are both methods of controlling what a parent of a child can do.......[Read More]
Violation of a Custody Order in Virginia

Violation of a Custody Order in Virginia

When parents separate, a Virginia judge issues a court order for custody based on the child's best interest. To protect the child, violation of a custody order is a criminal offense.......[Read More]
Wyoming Child Custody Rights

Wyoming Child Custody Rights

Parents with children younger than 18 have a responsibility to support and care for their children. During a divorce, custody of those children must be decided: either one parent will receive sole custody or both parents will share custody and continue co-parenting. Wyoming allows parents to make in......[Read More]
Child Support Laws in Colorado

Child Support Laws in Colorado

Colorado Child Support LawsChild image by ivan kmit from Fotolia.comColorado's Department of Human Services provides administrative oversight for the state's child support laws. The department works with both parents to create a healthy environment for the child while support arrangements.........[Read More]