Monthly Archives: December 2014

Unmarried Fathers and Adoption

As a rule, adoption requires the consent of both parents, and one of the biggest parental rights is the right to consent or object to the adoption of a parent’s child. To gain parental rights, including the right to object … Continue reading

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House vs. Home

The marital residence is an emotionally charged asset, and its disposition in a divorce often impairs good decision-making. Divorcing spouses, who sometimes fight tooth and nail to keep it, often do not realize that neither can afford it alone. During … Continue reading

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Paternity and Child Support

Establishing paternity is a critical step towards collecting child support. Many paternity disputes commonly concern the father’s responsibility to pay child support. A father’s refusal to sign a paternity statement does not exempt him from paying support. When a man does … Continue reading

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Smoking and Child Custody

In a number of jurisdictions, smoking might tip the scales toward giving primary custody to the nonsmoking spouse, and it may even affect visitation rights. In a litigated divorce where a judge is being asked to rule on where a … Continue reading

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