Do I Need A Lawyer To Get Child Custody?

Technically speaking, you don’t have to have a lawyer to do much of anything in a court. Having said that, the fact remains that you will very often have only a small chance of success at anything in court without having a lawyer. In the area of getting child custody, a lawyer is really among … Read more

Do I Have To Pay Child Support If I Have Joint Custody?

The formula that a court will use to determine the amount of child support that you have to pay will depend on a variety of factors. One of these factors is, generally speaking, which parent has custody of the child. Typically, the non-custodial parent is the one that will be paying child support to the … Read more

Are Mothers Or Fathers More Likely To Get Child Custody?

In the past, it was relatively common for mothers to almost always get child custody in a divorce proceeding. There are many reasons that this took place, historically. Having said that, things are very different today. While it is true that many judges still hold some outdated prejudices regarding whether mothers or fathers ought to … Read more

What Does Full Child Custody Mean?

When it comes to child custody, there are a lot of terms that can get thrown around. Often, it can be easy to misunderstand what exactly those terms mean. On the one hand, a term like “custody” has a literal meaning. If you have custody of something, it means that it is physically in your … Read more

What Are The Child Custody Laws?

Child custody laws can really vary greatly from one state to the next. Some states have specific guidelines that the courts are instructed to follow when trying to determine who gets custody of a child, while other states have few or no guidelines that judges have to adhere to. There are few federal laws that … Read more