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Category: Child Custody/ Support

What Happens When You Don’t Pay Child Support?

Child support obligations are officially mandated by a court of law. These agreements for the support of minor children specifically define when and how much must be paid by the non-custodial parent.

How To Get Child Support Payments

Whether a child is a biological relation to its parents or is adopted by them, he or she is entitled to monetary support. Usually, it is the responsibility of the non-custodial parent

How To Write An Affidavit For Child Custody

One of the most contentious issues in any legal matter is that of child custody. Because these matters are often fraught with emotion, it can be difficult to separate facts from feelings.

Avoid Paying Child Support Legally

In the majority of divorce actions where minor children are involved, child support payments are ordered. Usually, payments are made by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent on a schedule and

Giving Up a Father’s Parental Rights

Choosing to relinquish parental rights is an emotional ordeal. When a father realizes that he cannot physically care for his child, he may decide that giving up parental rights is the best

How to Give Temporary Guardianship of Your Child

A temporary guardianship is usually secured by parents in favor of persons whom they trust to supervise their children’s affairs. Temporary guardianship pertains to the brief assumption of control by another person

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