As a parent, you bear a number of ongoing responsibilities to your child, even when you and your child's other parent chose to raise the child separately. One of the most commonly overlooked responsibilities that parents often discover unpleasantly is medical child support. Unlike typical child support, medical child support is not regular or necessarily ongoing. Instead, it only arises when a child receives medical care that is not fully covered by an insurance policy.
If your ex fails to pay spousal support, you may be at a loss about what to do. This is a normal reaction to a frustrating situation, but you may have more options than you realize. In these circumstances, it is usually wise to consult with an experienced attorney to identify strategies you can use to approach this issue effectively.
There are many factors that drive couples to divorce. Unfortunately, many of them hang heavy in the air in Louisiana, where a new study found that we bear one of the highest divorce rates of any state in the country. According to a report recently released by 24/7 Wall Street, the divorce rate in Louisiana is actually the 4th highest of all the states.
As a parent, there are few things more infuriating or frightening than the possibility of your child's other parent abducting him or her and exiting your life without your permission. If a parent suspects that his or her child's other parent may abduct him or her soon, or if he or she discovers an abduction is in progress, responding quickly and decisively is key.
We recently discussed why you should make sure that you are acting in a decent manner when you are going through child custody cases. You should realize that behaving appropriately is essential when you are going through any family law case.
It seems like courtroom etiquette should not matter during a custody case. Shouldn't the decision be based on hard facts, like where the child wants to live, how well you can provide for the child, and what legal rights you have as a parent?
If you're just starting your divorce, one of the first things you need to learn is how your state views marital property and what that means when it comes to dividing it up when you split.
A joint bank account is a good way to put money together when you are in a relationship. The issue with this is that you will have to decide what is going to happen to that account if your relationship ends.
There are many things that you need to think about if the relationship between you and your child's other parent ends. Whether you are going through a divorce or simply split up, you will have to determine what is going to happen with child custody. We are here to help you determine how to address the child custody considerations that are present in your case.
When it comes to divorce, there are a lot of contentious issues that can cause former spouses to argue and debate. One such issue is spousal support, which is also often called alimony. Spousal support is awarded in some, but not all, divorce cases. It sees one of the spouses pay the other spouse on either a temporary or indefinite basis so that the post-divorce life of the spouses are roughly fair in the eyes of a judge. Remember, though, "fair" in this context doesn't mean "equal."