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Family Law

ADOPTIONS

Taking on the legal responsibility as a parent of a child that is not biologically their own.

ALIMONY / SPOUSAL SUPPORT

a regular payment to the spouse to provide support during/ after court proceedings of divorce is called Alimony or Spousal Support. The purpose is to limit any unfair economic effects of the divorce or to help the spouse maintain the standard of living they had during the marriage.

CHILD CUSTODY

describes the legal and practical relationship between a parent and their child, as far as making decisions and the duty to care for the child. Deciding where the child will reside and with which parent is based on the best interest of the child.

CHILD SUPPORT

contribution to the cost of living of child made by noncustodial parent, failure to oblige with child support ordered by the judge can result in punishment.

CLARIFICATION

The court may render further orders to enforce the division of property made or approved in the decree of divorce or annulment to assist in the implementation of or to clarify the prior order. The court may specify more precisely the manner of effecting the property division previously made or approved if the substantive division of property is not altered or changed.

DIVORCE / CONTESTED / UNCONTESTED

Contested divorce is when both parties cannot come to an agreement about the divorce beginning with the filing of divorce to distribution of properties and many other factors. An uncontested divorce is when both parties are in agreement of filing for divorce and have no existing disagreements.

ENFORCEMENTS

Enforcement is the term for proceedings that are brought to force a person to obey a court order. Factors that are enforced are child support, visitation, division of property and post divorcee spousal alimony.

GRANDPARENT POSSESSION AND ACCESS

grandparent requesting possession of or access to the child is a parent of a parent of the child and that parent of the child has been incarcerated in jail or prison during the three-month period preceding the filing of the petition; has been found by a court to be incompetent; is dead; or does not have actual or court-ordered possession of or access to the child.

MARITAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS

clarifies the terms of the divorce and the relationship between the two spouses after the divorce. Covered in the agreement is property division, child custody, child plans, debt division, spousal support and any other relevant issues related to the divorce.

MEDIATION

Mediation is the attempt to settle a dispute between both parties to agree on fair terms, if the mediation is successful it can result in early settlement.

MILITARY DIVORCE

When one of the parties is active military there are a set of laws set up to protect active duty military members against being held in default from failing to respond to a divorce action.

MILITARY RETIREMENT

Members of service in any branch who remain on active duty or serve in the Reserves or Guard for a sufficient period of time may retire and receive retired pay. Members who become disabled while on duty may be medically retired and receive a disability retirement.

MODIFICATIONS

changes or updates needed to be made in any court orders or proceedings.

PATERNITY

the legal relationship between the father and his child, determining his rights with regards to a divorce or custody issue.

PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

establishes the property and financial rights of each spouse in the event of a divorce, before the marriage takes place. Protects the assets of a spouse.

PROPERTY – SEPARATE PROPERTY DIVISION

the division of property during divorce where each spouse keeps his or her half of the property.

PROPERTY – COMMUNITY PROPERTY DIVISION

assets and earnings accumulated during marriage are divided equitably and fairly, but not necessarily equally.

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