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Single parents on low end of the wage spectrum need child support

It does not take a government survey or news report to let you know that the prices of seemingly everything are going ever upward. Perhaps no one is more aware of this fact than single parents. Those who are raising children on their own often live on very tight budgets. This requires constant consideration in regards to the allocation of household funds.

Fathers' rights movement works to eliminate bias in custody cases

If you are a father who is facing the prospect of divorce, you may be worried that you will not receive fair treatment in regard to having access to your children. This is a very common fear and many fathers believe that the courts make decisions that are unfairly biased in favor of mothers when it comes to child custody matters.

Interim child support available during military divorce

If you are married to a military servicemember but are anticipating getting divorced in the near future, you will find that many aspects of the process are no different from civilian divorces. Specifically, if you are a parent and plan on receiving child support from your soon-to-be ex-spouse, the final amount will be determined by the laws of the state in which the divorce is finalized.

What can be done in response to an international abduction?

It is always best for parents to honor the conditions of their child custody agreements. These agreements are created in large part to help provide children get a sense of stability when their parents cannot live together. But that stability can be torn asunder when one parent takes it upon himself or herself to violate a custody agreement by abducting the child. It can be disturbing for a parent when a child is moved to another area of the state or country without permission. But if the child is taken out of the country, the problem is significantly magnified.

Child support obligations extend to medical expenses

If you are receiving child support, you are well aware of all the expenses that the money goes toward. These funds are likely to pay for critical necessities such as food, clothing and shelter for your child. But sometimes unforeseen events transpire that are responsible for taxing your household budget with unexpected, and often costly, expenses.

Same-sex parents can now decide how birth certificates read

It has been several months since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision legalizing same-sex marriage in every state. And as you would expect, there has been a domino effect as other laws and rules are adjusted on the state level. For example, one important change involves the birth certificates of children of same-sex parents. 

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