How Child Support Is Determined And Who Must Pay

June 12, 2010 by  
Category: General

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Typically a child lives primarily with one of the parents, and provided that the access parent does not have the child with him or her at least 40% of the time, then that access parent becomes the payor and he or she will pay child support pursuant to the Child Support Guidelines. The Child Support […]

What Happens When The Parent With Whom The Child Resides Wants To Move Away From The Access Parent

May 13, 2010 by  
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The test that the court uses in almost any situation concerning a child is what is in the child’s best interest. Every case is unique and the court looks at all the factors in the case that are relevant. If the parent with whom the child resides has received an offer of a job in […]

How The Court Determines Who Has Custody Of The Child And How Custody Is Divided

April 21, 2010 by  
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I often find that when individuals first meet with me they understand custody to mean where a child lives and who spends time with the child. Custody is really about decision making. Joint custody means that the parents are equally responsible for making decisions about the child, his/her education, religious upbringing, medical care, etc. Sole […]

What Is Necessary To Change A Custody And Access Agreement.

March 17, 2010 by  
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Generally, once an order or an agreement is made regarding custody or access, there has to be a material change in circumstances such that would be in a child’s best interest to change the custody or access terms that are in place. Usually this is a difficult task for the parent seeking the change. They […]

The Meaning Of The Term Divorce

December 23, 2008 by  
Category: Divorce

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When I initially meet people, they often have a misunderstanding of what an actual divorce is. A divorce is granted by a judge and it terminates the civil marriage between two persons. It doesn’t necessarily deal with those issues that people are usually concerned about: for example custody, access, child support, spousal support, or property […]

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