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Custody Rights of Unmarried Fathers

Custody Rights of Unmarried Fathers

As long as both parents are not abusive or neglectful, children should never have to suffer the long-term effects of not knowing where they come from. Although it may be more difficult for a father who never married the mother to gain rights to his children than a father who married the mother, he s......[Read More]
How to Change a Custody Order in Ontario

How to Change a Custody Order in Ontario

Changing a custody order in Ontario is a fairly simple process, if you can get the other parent to agree. If the two of you disagree, however, your child's custody fate will rest in the hands of a judge. Judges usually prefer stability, so it will be tough to change a custody order unless you can de......[Read More]
Pennsylvania Custody Law

Pennsylvania Custody Law

Pennsylvania recognizes four types of child custody: primary physical custody, partial physical custody, shared physical custody and visitation. The law does not discriminate against or for the mother or the father in a custody case.......[Read More]
A Father's Custody Rights in Michigan

A Father's Custody Rights in Michigan

Since the 1970s, parent gender has not affected court child custody rulings in Michigan.children with father image by Marzanna Syncerz from Fotolia.comBeginning in the 1970s, Michigan family courts have decided custody rights based on the best interest of the child. It is no longer.........[Read More]
Child Support Affects More Than You May Think

Child Support Affects More Than You May Think

The disparity of some single parents in the United States may force them to go to drastic measures to make ends meet.I am speaking of the single mother or father that is owed child support payments.......[Read More]
How to File Child Custody Judgment of Dismissal Forms

How to File Child Custody Judgment of Dismissal Forms

Going through a child custody battle is stressful, emotional and frustrating, and often time consuming too. Courts much prefer parents to negotiate and compromise with each other to reach a mutually agreeable decision, but often this does not happen before a custody petition is filed. To cancel this......[Read More]
Maine State Child Labor Laws

Maine State Child Labor Laws

Maine's labor laws are designed to make sure kids can get an education.children image by Lovrencg from Fotolia.comMaine's child labor laws protect the rights of youth to obtain an education while learning the value of a dollar. State law mandates that youths must attend school until 17.........[Read More]
The Tennessee Joint Custody Relocation Statute

The Tennessee Joint Custody Relocation Statute

The state law of Tennessee sets a standard of the best interests of the child to be used in determining custody and visitation of a child. In cases where custody of a child is shared equally by both parents and one wishes to relocate, specific procedures must be followed to ensure that the child's b......[Read More]
How to Reopen a Closed Custody Case

How to Reopen a Closed Custody Case

Family courts respect the finality of custody determinations and generally will not re-open a custody case unless a petitioner can show some substantial change in circumstances, or the discovery of new evidence which endangers the welfare and safety of the child. In these cases a petitioner must fil......[Read More]
How to Change a Minor's Last Name Legally in Pennsylvania

How to Change a Minor's Last Name Legally in Pennsylvania

Two methods exist to change a minor's last name legally in Pennsylvania. Name changes for minors may occur when the parents divorce; the custodial party may wish to sever ties with a dangerous ex-spouse, for example. In extreme cases, changing a last name helps children avoid public stigma. One name......[Read More]
How to File for Custody of Children Due to Parent Domestic Abuse

How to File for Custody of Children Due to Parent Domestic Abuse

Filing for custody of children due to parent domestic abuse can be a tricky process. States typically require that you have proof of abuse when you file. Understandably, courts require substantial documentation before they can make a ruling in favor of either parent.......[Read More]
The Right of First Refusal in a Parenting Plan

The Right of First Refusal in a Parenting Plan

The right of first refusal is an interesting and beneficial concept for parenting plans; it is a common provision to custody agreements or parenting plans. Parents would want to include the right of refusal provision if they want the first opportunity to watch or babysit their children when the chil......[Read More]
State of New Jersey Child Labor Laws

State of New Jersey Child Labor Laws

Teenagers and other minors are restricted in which jobs they can hold and how much they can work in New Jersey.teenager image by Andrzej Solnica from Fotolia.comThe Fair Labor Standards Act and other laws implement child labor laws nationally, but most states have their own restrictions.........[Read More]
Chinese Family Law Review of Child Custody

Chinese Family Law Review of Child Custody

Child Custody is a sensitive area of family law and it is often difficult to change laws for the better. In China, a review has taken place of one aspect of child custody and this article discusses said review.......[Read More]
Alabama Child Support Default Judgment Laws

Alabama Child Support Default Judgment Laws

Child support default judgments are addressed by specific laws in Alabama.a man and a woman with documents image by Sergii Shalimov from Fotolia.comDefault child support judgments are governed by specific laws in Alabama. These types of judgments are granted when child support is owed but.........[Read More]
Maryland Child Labor Laws

Maryland Child Labor Laws

Maryland permits teens to work under specific conditions.Maryland state contour against blurred USA flag image by Stasys Eidiejus from Fotolia.comThe state of Maryland has laws that govern the hours, times, and conditions that teenagers are allowed to work. Teens benefit from employment.........[Read More]
Minnesota State Child Support Laws

Minnesota State Child Support Laws

Parents in Minnesota, like those across the country, are required to financially support their children. If they divorce or separate, one or both parents may have to pay child support. Minnesota awards child support based on the parents' incomes and which parent has primary custody. There.........[Read More]
Child Custody Rights in Georgia

Child Custody Rights in Georgia

Determining child custody is a complex and emotionally challenging aspect to any divorce. In Georgia, the law does not favor the mother or father but rather evaluates the relationship of each parent to the child in seeking to assure the child's future health and welfare. There are many factors that......[Read More]
Wyoming Child Support Laws

Wyoming Child Support Laws

Learn the child support laws in Wyoming.courthouse image by Michael Shake from Fotolia.comChild support cases in the state of Wyoming are determined by the court pursuant to the Wyoming Child Support Guidelines. These guidelines are codified within the Wyoming state statutes in Title 20,.........[Read More]
Florida Reckless Endangerment Laws

Florida Reckless Endangerment Laws

Children should be protected but never endangered.Golfing Toddler image by Vanessa van Rensburg from Fotolia.comThe most vulnerable in society should be protected but never endangered. This group includes children, the developmentally disabled, or the elderly. Unfortunately, harm does.........[Read More]