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January 2017 Archives

California court declines to hear support case from another state

Surrogate pregnancies are an area of the law that still has a lot of unknowns. The case of Sherri Shepherd and her ex, Lamar Sally, is proving to be one that sets many new standards for surrogate pregnancies and the care the children of these arrangements need if the parents divorce.

Know some of the common terms of child custody cases

Child custody cases can get confusing quickly if you don't understand the terminology that is used to dictate each point in the case. There are some concepts that can be tricky because they seem very similar. If you are in the midst of a child custody case, you should be sure that you understand the applicable terms and concepts so that you can make decisions accordingly.

What to do if your child support amount seems too high

Going through a divorce often brings out the worst in people. It can be easy to take the pain and rejection that comes from a divorce and turn it into anger. Unquestionably, for many families, one of the most contentious issues during a divorce is child custody and support.

Learn how a guardianship might affect your situation

Guardianships are one of those areas of family law that are often misunderstood. In our previous blog post, we discussed how establishing guardianships can help you to ensure that your children are cared for if you aren't able to care for them yourself. This is what is truly important in these cases -- that the person who needs to be cared for is taken care of.

What is the purpose of a guardianship?

Many people don't understand the purpose or scope of appointing a guardian for their children. Ideally, all parents would take the steps necessary to make these plans for their children. It would help to take a lot of unnecessary guesswork out of what is going to happen to your children if something happens to you.

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