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California School Visitation Law

Friday, March 25th, 2011
Posted by Tamara
Parents and guardians in several states, including California, Illinois and Colorado, are allowed to take unpaid leave to attend school events, such as parent-teacher conferences.

California parents, guardians and grandparents with custody of K-12 children may school visitation leave, too. In fact, California has two separate school ... continue reading

Illinois School Visitation Law

Friday, March 18th, 2011
Posted by Tamara
There are many states in the U.S. that provide employees with time off to attend school events. Among those states are North Carolina, Minnesota, Massachusetts and Nevada. In these states, a parent or guardian of a kindergarten through grade 12 child may take leave for parent-teacher conferences and classroom ... continue reading

Minnesota School Visitation Law

Friday, March 11th, 2011
Posted by Tamara
Employers in several states, including Minnesota, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and Nevada, are required to provide employees with unpaid leave to attend school events.

California has instituted two school visitation laws which prevent businesses from taking negative action against workers who take time off for classroom events. ... continue reading

Rhode Island School Visitation Law

Friday, March 4th, 2011
Posted by Tamara
Several states, including Rhode Island, Vermont, California, Illinois and Colorado, have enacted laws at the state level regarding leave for school events. Employers in these states are required to give employees unpaid time of to attend events such as parent-teacher conferences and classroom events.

There are two ... continue reading

Tennessee Child Support Rules

Monday, July 19th, 2010
Posted by Tamara
In Tennessee, court ordered child support is enforced by the Tennessee Department of Human Services. In Tennessee, unlike many other states, the DHS will also enforce an order for spousal support (sometimes called alimony) if it is issued in conjunction with a court order for child support.

... continue reading

Wyoming Child Custody Laws

Friday, December 29th, 2006
Posted by James

Let’s say you live in Wyoming and your child lives, or moves, to another state, that doesn’t mean you no longer have to support him. According to Wyoming Child Custody Laws, it doesn’t matter where your child lives!

A parent is obliged to provide support to that person’s natural ... continue reading

Wisconsin Child Custody Laws

Friday, December 29th, 2006
Posted by James

Under Wisconsin Child Custody Laws, legal custody means that a parent makes decisions affecting the child’s welfare and upbringing. However, in most cases in Maine, both parents share legal custody and therefore both make decisions.

Sometimes a parent does not share legal custody, most often when the parent is ... continue reading

West Virginia Child Custody Laws

Friday, December 29th, 2006
Posted by James

How long should you support your child under West Virginia Child Custody Laws? I needed some answers myself, so am happy to share what I’ve found.

According to West Virginia Child Custody Laws, you must support your child until the age of majority. The age of majority is 18, ... continue reading

Washington Child Custody Laws

Friday, December 29th, 2006
Posted by James

If you are wondering how grounds for termination of parental rights is treated under Washington Child Custody Laws, then what I’ve learned might be helpful to you.

For the most part, courts don’t terminate parental rights unless there is clear and convincing evidence that the parent, or parents, are ... continue reading

Virginia Child Custody Laws

Friday, December 29th, 2006
Posted by James

Getting sole custody under Virginia Child Custody Laws it tough, but in some cases it is possible. A court usually won’t award sole custody to a parent unless there’s a really good reason.

So what comprises a good reason? Compelling reasons would include if a parent has a history ... continue reading

Vermont Child Custody Laws

Friday, December 29th, 2006
Posted by James

What do Vermont Child Custody Laws say when a parent is living in Vermont, but a child is living elsewhere?

Vermont Child Custody Laws state that both parents, the custodial and non-custodial, have the duty to provide support for natural and adopted minors, regardless of whether or not the ... continue reading

Tennessee Child Custody Laws

Friday, December 29th, 2006
Posted by James

Tennessee Child Custody Laws are a little different for married parents than they are for unmarried parents. While there are several different types of custody for married parents, the rules for unmarried parents are a little more cut-and-dried.

Custody generally goes to the mother if the parents are unmarried. ... continue reading

South Dakota Child Custody Laws

Friday, December 29th, 2006
Posted by James

For anyone who is wondering out there, it is possible for someone other than a parent to have custody of a child under South Dakota Child Custody Laws.

If someone other than the parent is going to get custody, first dibs are given to the relative of a child. ... continue reading

South Carolina Child Custody Laws

Friday, December 29th, 2006
Posted by James

If you are wondering whether it is possible to get sole custody under South Carolina Child Custody Laws I can tell you this: it’s difficult, but not impossible. A court usually won’t award sole custody to a parent unless there’s a really good reason.

Reasons might include if a ... continue reading

Texas Child Custody Laws

Friday, December 29th, 2006
Posted by James

If you are wondering if custody always goes to one parent under Texas Child Custody Laws, then you might be interested in some info that I recently found out.

Basically, custody does not always go to one parent. Custody can be shared in an arrangement that is referred to ... continue reading

Utah Child Custody Laws

Friday, December 29th, 2006
Posted by James

In Utah, the parent who has legal custody makes decisions affecting the child’s welfare and upbringing, under Utah Child Custody Laws. But in most cases, divorcing parents share legal custody.

There are a few cases in which a parent does not share legal custody, most often when the parent ... continue reading

Rhode Island Child Custody Laws

Friday, December 29th, 2006
Posted by James

I was looking into Rhode Island Child Custody Laws when I came across some info regarding how long you have to support your child. At any rate, here’s what I found out.

According to Rhode Island Child Custody Laws, you must support your child until the age of majority. ... continue reading

Pennsylvania Child Custody Laws

Friday, December 29th, 2006
Posted by James

It might surprise you, as it did me, to learn that there are some situations under Pennsylvania Child Custody Laws in which parental rights are terminated. Wondering what they are? Read on.

The first thing you should know is that it will take some clear and convincing evidence that ... continue reading

Oregon Child Custody Laws

Friday, December 29th, 2006
Posted by James

If you are wondering how physical custody works under Oregon Child Custody Laws, I’ve been doing some looking into it and probably have some answers.

It is not uncommon for one parent to get physical custody. This doesn’t mean that the other parent doesn’t have legal custody, it just ... continue reading

Oklahoma Child Custody Laws

Friday, December 29th, 2006
Posted by James

If you are wondering what the deal is regarding custody and unmarried parents under Oklahoma Child Custody Laws, then you are not alone. Here’s what I found out.

The mother automatically has custody. The father can get custody, but it’s not easy. Since custody is automatically awarded to the ... continue reading

Ohio Child Custody Laws

Friday, December 29th, 2006
Posted by James

I was reading the other day about Ohio Custody Laws, and learned that you have to support your child until the age of majority. At any rate, I was wondering what the age of majority meant so decided to find out.

The age of majority is 18, or until ... continue reading

North Dakota Child Custody Laws

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006
Posted by James

If parents of a child are unmarried, do you know who gets custody under North Dakota Child Custody Law? If you are interested in the answer to this question then you might want to keep reading.

Basically, the mother has full physical and legal custody if the parents are ... continue reading

North Carolina Child Custody Laws

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006
Posted by James

Under North Carolina Child Custody Laws, you have to support your child until the age of majority, even if that child moves before then. This means that if your ex-spouse moves and takes the child with her, you are still financially responsible for your child.

Here are some basics ... continue reading

New York Child Custody Laws

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006
Posted by James

The other day I took some time to figure out what the deal is if you are a step-parent and want to adopt your spouse’s child. I was wondering if, under New York Child Custody Laws, this could be done.

The answer is yes. Of course, you will have ... continue reading

New Mexico Child Custody Laws

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006
Posted by James

Is there ever a time under New Mexico Child Custody Laws where a parent isn’t granted visitation?

It’s rare, but it does happen. In most cases, the court makes a decree that permits the non-custodial parent to visit at a certain time and under certain circumstances. However, if it ... continue reading

New Jersey Child Custody Laws

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006
Posted by James

Like many other states, New Jersey Child Custody Laws make it so that what you or your ex wants is not really relevant until the court says it is. Thankfully, the court always looks out for the best interest of the child.

According to New Jersey Child Custody Laws, ... continue reading

New Hampshire Child Custody Laws

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006
Posted by James

What’s the deal with New Hampshire Child Custody Laws and visitation?

In a nutshell, if a divorce involves a child, and the court has not made a decree that calls for shared parenting, then the court will make another decree permitting the non-residential parent to visit the child at ... continue reading

Nevada Child Custody Laws

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006
Posted by James

I found some interesting information the other day regarding Nevada Child Custody Laws and whether or not a step-parent can become the legal adoptive parent of a child. If this topic interests you, take a few minutes to read this. You’ll be glad you did!

Under Nevada Child Custody ... continue reading

Nebraska Child Custody Laws

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006
Posted by James

Under Nebraska Child Custody Laws, the court may ask you to see what is called a custody psychologist.

At any rate, there are a few things you should know before you sit down with this psychologist. While it is important to be friend, candid, and respectful, don’t treat the ... continue reading

Montana Child Custody Laws

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006
Posted by James

I was looking into Montana Child Custody Laws when all of a sudden it occurred to me: child custody is pretty much a common sense concept.

When the court is deciding who the custodial parent will be, they take into consideration the wishes of the parent and also the ... continue reading