Canada Proposes New Divorce & Child Custody Laws

Aug 8, 2012 by

The Canadian Province of British Columbia is proposing sweeping changes to existing laws on separation, divorce and child custody. A new Family Law Act will encourage out-of-court settlements instead of costly legal battles in front of a judge. The proposed changes are part of an overhaul of the 32-year old Family Relations Act, which the government intends to replace with a new Family Law Act early next year. B.C. Attorney General Mike de Jong said that families who need a court’s help...

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Pet Custody Cases on the Rise

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorcing couples have always fought like cats and dogs over child custody in divorce court, but these days it is becoming increasingly common that the battles are actually about who gets custody of the cats and dogs in the home. Members of the 1,600-member American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers concur on this point and have reported that divorce lawyers across the nation have seen a steady rise in the number of pet custody cases on the docket that began in 2000, and continues to rise...

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Types of Child Custody

Aug 8, 2012 by

Child custody in a divorce comes in several different types and it is important to understand how they differ before you enter into a custody settlement you might regret for many years. As most divorce attorneys will tell you, child custody has two main components, the first is legal custody which means a parent has the right to make decisions for a child, usually concerning such things as medical decisions, educational decisions, and living arrangements. The second main type of child custody...

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What age is it in Tennessee that a child can say who she wants to live with?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  What age is it in Tennessee that a child can say who she wants to live with? State:  Tennessee Answer:  The state of Tennessee will “listen” to the wishes of a minor child once they reach the age of 12. Like most states, Tennessee bases child custody and support decisions on what is in the best interests of the child. A child 12 or older can give their opinion as to which parent they would like to stay with....

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Child custody and Alimony

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My husband and I been married for 4 years. We have 3 kids. a newborn and 6years old twins. Being the mother and not working will I get custody of the kids and will I get any alimony from him in California? State:  California Answer:  It would be difficult to guess exactly what the custody and support decsions of the court will be, but without knowing the specifics of your case it does sound like you’d probably qualify for...

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Child custody

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Hi, A friend of mine (a female) is married, and they have a 5 year old son. She has fallen in love with another man, and has told her husband this. He is threatening that, if she leaves him for this other man, he will get custody of their son, and she will not. She has not cheated on her husband, but I wonder if that even matters in court. She is afraid that her husband will try to prove otherwise, and she will lose her son. She works full time, makes about 30K a year,...

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divorce and child support

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  If my wife had an affair and she has one son and I have the other – should I still have to pay her child support? State:  Louisiana Answer:  Even if you and your wife have agreed that each parent will have custody of one child, you may still be liable for child support if you have not agreed on how costs are to be divided and the issue is brought to court. Fault of the parents in the divorce or separation does not have...

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Can I file a suit on a woman who had an affair with my husband? Child custody question.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My husband recently had an affair and I have filed for divorce. The lady had a baby and my question is -can I file a suit on her? State:  Mississippi Answer:  The answer would be yes, you can file suit on nearly anyone – if you have a valid reason for doing so – otherwise, it will be a waste of time and money. In this case, the terms of your impending divorce agreement will more likely be the source of any revenge...

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If divorce papers are signed, Can 1 of the people change custody of the child or money?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Once papers are signed in the state of Georgia can one of the people change anything in the papers such as custody of the child or money? State:  Georgia Answer:  Yes, you can have court ordered divorce agreements like child custody arrangements or the amount of support payments changed after the divorce has been finalized. You will have to go back to court if there has been a substantial change of circumstance that has a...

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What goes on in a divorce proceeding of a husband and wife who have children but NO assets?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  What goes on in a divorce proceeding of a husband and wife who have children but NO assets? State:  Alabama Answer:  Great question. If there are no assets, then there is nothing for the court to divide. And if you and your spouse can agree on a custody arrangement, there is not much left for a court to do besides grant the divorce, and determine child support. When you say “no assets” you had better be certain that...

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What goes on in a divorce proceedings of a husband and wife who have children but NO assets?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  What goes on in a divorce proceedings of a husband and wife who have children but NO assets? State:  Alabama Answer:  If you have a simple, uncontested divorce without complications involved in the split, you can wrap up the paperwork of your divorce online and all you’ll have left to do is to file the documents with the court. Online divorce services are not law firms however, and are prohibited by law from offering...

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What happens in a divorce proceedings of a husband and wife who have children but NO assets?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  what goes on in a divorce proceedings of a husband and wife who have children but NO assets? State:  Wyoming Answer:  Great question, If there are no assets, then there is nothing for the court to divide. And if you and your spouse can agree on a custody arrangement, there is not much left for a court to do besides grant the divorce, and determine child support. When you say “no assets” you had better be certain...

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I have 1 child

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  I’m a male and am married. The marriage has been mostly a nightmare for myself. Basically everything is always my fault and I don’t want to live my adult life as I did when I was a child. I know going to court I will lose (child, money etc:). My question is (most importantly) will I get equel amount of time with my son (8yrs old) and I’m on compensation (I was a Firefighter hurt in the line of duty)…will I lose all that also? Thank you so much for...

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Under what grounds would i lose custody of my kids during the divorce process?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Under what grounds would i lose custody of my kids during the divorce process? State:  Arizona Answer:  There are numerous factors that states and courts consider during child custody cases. In most cases, the general guidelines used for child support and custody in your state will be followed. Additional grounds will be considered if they fall into one of these categories: abuse of a child, alcohol or drug abuse by a parent,...

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POSSIBLE DIVORCE AND CHILD CUSTODY

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  MY WIFE AND I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 17 YEARS AND SHE DECIDED SHE NO LONGER WANTS OUR MARRIED FOR MANY REASONS. WE WERE MARRIED IN FLORIDA AND HAVE BEEN LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY. WE HAVE A HOME, CAR AND TWO CHILDREN ONE FROM HER FIRST MARRIAGE AND THE OTHER IS OURS. SHE HAD CONTROL OF ALL THE INCOME OF THE HOME AND I JUST FOUND OUT SHE WAS NOT PAYING THE MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF THE HOME. WHAT CAN I DO? IF IT COMES DOWN TO A DIVORCE I DON’T WANT TO LOSE CUSTODY OF MY 12 YEAR...

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Is not calling the children and not seeing them considered abandonment or desertion?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Is not calling the children and not seeing them considered abandonment or desertion? State:  Hawaii Answer:  Abandonment and desertion is when a person leaves a child with the intent of permanently giving up child care and custody and provides no emotional or financial support. Although all state laws differ, Hawaii considers abandonment of two years as sufficient grounds for divorce. Contact your local Division of Youth and...

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Resources

Dec 20, 2012 by

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Before Divorce

Dec 17, 2012 by

You are beginning to consider or are contemplating divorce, or you want to learn more about what is involved, what the laws are in your state, how much it costs, how it will affect your family, whether or not you need one, or how to get started. Divorce 101 Articles Q&A’s Find Local Resources Divorce 101 How to Divorce Going through a divorce is never a pleasant experience, but if you have a clear understanding of the procedure, it can be a new beginning for...

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Divorce Curves Ahead: Top Ten Warning Signs

Dec 20, 2012 by

There are no shortages of Top Ten lists of things we all think we know: in divorce, however, the problem is often the need for a list of things you wish you had known. But rear view mirrors are not very useful in evaluating the accidents of divorce: courts are reluctant to go back into the emotional quagmire of a final divorce decree. Better navigation of a divorce’s potential legal curves has enormous benefits for both divorcing parties. Unfortunately, most courts don’t take full measure...

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Can You Really Do-It-Yourself?

Aug 8, 2012 by

The economic hardships brought on by divorce causes many people to search for do-it-yourself options in order to save money. Before considering this alternative several questions must be answered. A major consideration in a Pro Se (or “for yourself” divorce without an attorney) is the law in the state where the divorcing couple resides. State law rather than federal law governs the process of divorce. Some states make divorce simple, especially when there are no minor children...

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