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Court Guidance on Parenting Procedures During COVID-19 Pandemic
Post On Apr. 14, 2020

As the impact of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic rages on, divorced/separated parents continue to struggle to balance the need to follow their instituted parenting plans or historical time-sharing routines, against their parental judgment to protect their children from any possible exposure. Broward Co...

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Child Custody during COVID
Post On Apr. 05, 2020

Parents everywhere are very concerned about how to best protect their child while abiding by the existing Court Order. What if the other parent and I cannot agree on a temporary modification? The Court Order still controls ... but ... can you and the other parent agree to modify the terms and the sc...

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Sharing Custody of Children During COVID-19
Post On Apr. 02, 2020

Leaders from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and AFCC have released guidelines for co-parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic. BE HEALTHY Comply with all CDC and local and state guidelines and model good behavior for your children with intensive hand washing, wiping down surfaces a...

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How to share your children with a co-parent during COVID-19 outbreak
Post On Mar. 27, 2020

Sharing your children can be a challenge even without the pandemic of COVID-19. Here are some tips to help you figure out the best way to co-parent during this difficult time. Adapt your current plan. A number of factors may have recently changed, including school closing, job lay offs, "shelter at ...

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Parenting Time and Covid-19 (Coronavirus)
Post On Mar. 25, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are scrambling to find ways to deal with parenting schedules and the risks involved. If your child is subject to a parenting plan, the issues can be very complicated and often require a review of your particular circumstances. Often parents must work together t ...

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Seven Guidelines for Divorced/Separated Parents During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Post On Mar. 23, 2020

Amidst the current pandemic, we have several words of advice and guidelines for parents that are divorced or separated that also share custody of their children. Things to Practice We understand it’s a scary time and as we continue to find that this will be the situation in the coming weeks, it’s im...

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Do a absent father have parental rights? And can the father take my child out of state?
Asked in Chicago,  IL Jan. 13, 2019 ,  1 Answers

My daughter is threenow he never been in her life for 3 yrs I have been harrassed by him. He now is married and he want her for breaks and the summer time but she doesn't know him. The only thing he know is what I told him which is only her first name her birthday and cartoons she like. He want to m...

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7 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DIVORCE IN MISSISSIPPI
Post On Jan. 02, 2016

The fundamentals of Mississippi divorce law and procedure. Mississippi's Venue and Residency Requirements In Mississippi, divorces are heard in what is known as Chancery Court, which is a carryover from the English judicial system. Each county in Mississippi has its own Chancery Court and the county...

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Adoption in Georgia
Post On Aug. 26, 2014

One thing to remember is that laws pertaining to adoption vary widely from State to State. I would never recomment an individual attempting to draft and file a Petition for Adoption themselves. It's a child. Every "T" must be crossed and every "I" dotted. Close enough is tragic in adoption law. I've...

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Grandparent Visitation in Colorado
Post On Aug. 20, 2014

A guide to the legal requirements for grandparent visitation in Colorado Introduction A grandparent's loving relationship with his or her grandchild can often result in lifelong positive benefits for both the grandparent and the grandchild. However, Colorado law has strict requirements concerning a ...

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How do I have my fiance adopt my daughter? What is the process? Any details would be nice.
Asked in Freeport,  IL May 06, 2014 ,  6 Answers

How do I have my fiance adopt my daughter? What is the process? Any details would be nice. Yes, we will be using a lawyer to do all paperwork, but I would still like a thorough idea of what to expect prior to its occurrence. - We will be getting married in two months and currently have other childre...

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My wife wants to change my stepdaughters last name to mine. What process do I have to go through for this?
Asked in Chicago,  IL Nov. 07, 2013 ,  3 Answers

I've raised my stepdaughter since she was 5, now 12. Married 5 years with my undocumented wife. Biological father hasn't and is not around, not listed on birth certificate. Trying to assure custody if anything were to happen to my wife (mostly deportation)....

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Connecticut Family Law Terms and Definitions
Post On Jan. 22, 2013

Advisement of rights – A form advising obligor’s of their rights concerning wage-withholdings. (See “obligor" and “ wage-withholding".) Alimony – Periodic payments from one spouse to the other. This may be before the divorce is final and/or for a set period of time after the divorce. (See “pendent l...

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Do i need permission from the father for a step parent adoption with a child born out of wedlock in Ga ?
Asked in Woodstock,  GA May 09, 2012 ,  5 Answers

The father is listed on the birth certificate in case that matters. Also how long does it take for this kind of adoption in Ga? What if i can't locate the person ? It's been years....

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Frequently Asked Questions About Adoption in Louisiana, Adoptive Parent-Related
Post On Jan. 12, 2012

ADOPTIVE PARENT-RELATED QUESTIONS Who can be an adoptive parent and who selects them? There are three types of adoption in Louisiana: Agency, Pivate, and Intrafamily. The Children's Code is the same for all three types: a single person, 18 years or older, or a married couple may jointly petition to ...

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CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES (CPS) TERMS
Post On Jan. 11, 2012

Child Protective Services Terms If you are going through a CPS case, you will hear many words that you won't understand. Below are terms defined to help you understand what you may be hearing as you go through your case. Most of these terms can be found in North Carolina’s Juvenile Code: N.C. Genera...

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Adopting our 8 month old grandchild with mothers consent, father unknown
Asked in Stockbridge,  GA Nov. 21, 2011 ,  4 Answers

We are grandparents adopting our infant grandson with his mothers consent. The baby has been with us since birth. The unknown father will be served by publication. Is anything else necessary to file with petition besides mothers consent and publication affidavit...

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