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The prospect of dissolving a marriage may seem scary and costly and only you can decide if it is the right path to take for your future. We know that your focus is on protecting your kids and continuing to provide them with a safe and secure life.

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Child Custody

When the parents of minor children have decided to terminate their marriage and/or initiate paternity proceeds, the courts will order child custody and visitation based on all the information submitted by both parties with consideration for that is “in the best interest of the child.”

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Child Support

The purpose of child support is to allow for the custodial parent or parents to pay for all of the monthly expenses related to the care and wellbeing of the child or children of the relationship.

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The court will order a Guardianship when an adult that is not the parent of the minor child is granted custody of the child, granted control of the child’s property, or both.

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Child Visitation

The courts view child visitation and child support as two separate issues. Visitation promotes a healthy relationship between the noncustodial parent and their minor child, independent of the parent’s ability to provide mandated financial support. This is considered “in the best interest of the child.”

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Emergency Orders

Emergency orders are protective orders filed by a responsible adult in cases of child abuse or domestic violence where there is evidence of immediate risk of abduction or danger. Often, the other parent or another concerned family member files the petition with the assistance of an attorney to illustrate the urgent nature of the request.

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Paternal Rights

According to the law, parental rights include legal rights pertaining to child support, child custody, and visitation. These rights have been established to fulfill the parent’s legal responsibility to properly care for the child. This includes taking care of their financial, physical, and emotional well-being until they reach adulthood.

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Determining paternity is often one of the first steps in developing a solid parenting plan. Before child custody, child support, or visitation are addressed, the court needs to verify the identity of the father. Once done, the biological father’s rights and responsibilities regarding the child can be established and enforced.

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Affordable Family Legal Help Starts Here

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The legal system can be confusing, intimidating and – above all – time-consuming. For many people, high-priced legal representation is not a realistic option. But that doesn’t mean you have to do it alone. Family Court Direct can be an affordable alternative to directly hiring a lawyer for document preparation help.

Divorce, Custody, Parental Rights, Visitation, Child Support, Guardianship and Grandparents Rights.

Our experienced staff is standing by to start helping you immediately. The first step is to provide some basic information. The sooner you start, the faster we can help!

Father’s Rights

Whether you’re separated, divorced, or were never married, you have rights as a father. We can help with custody and support arrangements, visitation, and paternity disputes.

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Mother’s Rights

Establishing your rights as a mother for full or partial custody of your child or children can be a challenging and stressful process.

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Grandparents Rights

When a family unit dissolves or is separated, Grandparents are often left struggling to define what rights they may have to visitation with their grandchildren.

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Emergency Orders

It is important to remember that if you fear for your safety and suspect that your internet activity is being monitored, you should make sure you clear your web browsing history on any shared household computer.

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Circumstances change, and while you may try to your best to plan for the future the truth is that eventually most child support, custody and visitation orders need to be modified.

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Cooperation is key

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Whenever possible, always try to be amicable with the other parent or guardian.

If children are involved in your divorce, you will eventually need to hammer out a custody and visitation schedule that works for everyone involved, including your soon-to-be Ex. Child support can be tricky as well, and it’s always helpful if you strive to cultivate a cooperative atmosphere.

All courts, regardless of the state you live in, prefer that parents or partners work out the details themselves. When the parties cannot come to an agreement, the court will get involved in order to protect the best interests of the child.

Prior to taking any action, we encourage you to conscientiously and carefully consider your wants, needs and requirements. Details are crucial, and oversights can be costly.