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Missouri Child Custody Laws

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006
Posted by James

With more fathers than ever seeking custody of their children, I was wondering what courts took into consideration under Missouri Child Custody Laws when deciding where the child will live.

Under Missouri Child Custody Laws, the court always considers who performs basic but important services like preparing meals, putting ... continue reading

Mississippi Child Custody Laws

Friday, December 22nd, 2006
Posted by James

Let’s say you live in Mississippi, and you and your spouse get divorced. Your spouse is awarded physical custody of your child ends up moving the next state over. Under Mississippi Child Custody Laws, are you still liable to pay child support if your child does not live in the ... continue reading

Minnesota Child Custody Laws

Friday, December 22nd, 2006
Posted by James

To all of you out there who are wondering what the definition of physical custody is under Minnesota Child Custody Laws, here it is. Physical custody is given to the parent with whom the child lives most often.

In most cases, the non-custodial parent has a visitation schedule that ... continue reading

Michigan Child Custody Laws

Friday, December 22nd, 2006
Posted by James

Under Michigan Child Custody Laws, it is possible for someone other than a parent to have custody of a child. When does this situation occur? Usually in the case when the parents can’t care for the child for some reason such as incarceration, drug addiction, or mental illness.

In ... continue reading

Massachusetts Child Custody Laws

Friday, December 22nd, 2006
Posted by James

The other day I was discussing with a friend whether it was possible for a father to get custody of his child under Massachusetts Child Custody Laws if he was never married to the child’s mother.

Well, it is possible, but it’s difficult at best. Since custody is automatically ... continue reading

Maryland Child Custody Laws

Friday, December 22nd, 2006
Posted by James

I bet a lot of unmarried parents out there are wondering what the deal is regarding custody under Maryland Child Custody Laws. Well, I thought I would save you some time and fill you in on what I’ve learned.

It’s actually pretty simple. If parents are unmarried but decide ... continue reading

Maine Child Custody Laws

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
Posted by James

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

There are some instances in which a parent does not share legal custody, most ... continue reading

Louisiana Child Custody Laws

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
Posted by James

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

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

Kentucky Child Custody Laws

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
Posted by James

The other day I was wondering what the Kentucky Child Custody Laws were regarding how long you have to support your child. At any rate, here’s what I found out.

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

Kansas Child Custody Laws

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
Posted by James

If you have interest in Kansas Child Custody Laws, specifically grounds for termination of parental rights, then what I’ve learned might be helpful to you.

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

Iowa Child Custody Laws

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
Posted by James

It’s difficult to get sole custody under Iowa Child Custody Laws, 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.

Compelling reasons would include if a parent has a history of drug problems or child ... continue reading

Indiana Child Custody Laws

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
Posted by James

A parent can get sole custody of their child under Indiana Child Custody Laws, but it’s rare. There needs to be a compelling reason why the courts would award custody to one parent but not the other.

For example, if a parent has a history of drug problems or ... continue reading

Illinois Child Custody Laws

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
Posted by James

If you are wondering what the deal is with physical custody under Illinois Child Custody Laws, I’ve been doing some looking into it and probably have some answers.

In a lot of cases, one parent gets physical custody. This doesn’t mean that the other parent doesn’t have legal custody, ... continue reading

Idaho Child Custody Laws

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
Posted by James

The parent who has legal custody makes decisions affecting the child’s welfare and upbringing, under Idaho Child Custody Laws. I recently found out that in most cases, divorcing parents share legal custody.

However, there are some instances in which a parent does not share legal custody, most often when ... continue reading

Hawaii Child Custody Laws

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
Posted by James

Under Hawaii Child Custody Laws, it is possible for someone other than a parent to have custody of a child.

I found out that in most cases, first dibs are given to the relative of a child. Some instances in which a relative might be awarded temporary custody is ... continue reading

Georgia Child Custody Laws

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
Posted by James

If you are wondering if custody always goes to one parent under Georgia 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

Florida Child Custody Laws

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
Posted by James

I was researching Florida Child Custody Laws the other day, and I found out that the 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 ... continue reading

Federal Child Custody Laws

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
Posted by James

We all look forward to having kids so we can claim them on our tax returns, right? Just kidding! But what happens, under Federal Child Custody Laws, when parents get divorced?

It makes sense that the custodial parents gets to claim the child on the federal tax return, but ... continue reading

Delaware Child Custody Laws

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
Posted by James

If I live in Delaware but my child doesn’t, am I required to pay child support under Delaware Child Custody Laws?

Of course I am! Delaware Child Custody Laws state that both parents, the custodial and non-custodial, have the duty to provide support for natural and adopted minors, regardless ... continue reading

Connecticut Child Custody Laws

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
Posted by James

Under Connecticut Child Custody Laws, are there situations in which the parent/child relationship can be legally severed? There sure are! Keep reading if you are interested.

Under Connecticut Child Custody Laws parental rights can be terminated for several reasons, among them abandonment, abuse, mental illness, the conviction and imprisonment ... continue reading

Colorado Child Custody Laws

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
Posted by James

I was recently wondering whether, under Colorado Child Custody Laws, there were any reasons that parents could be ordered by the court to support a child beyond the age of majority.

In most cases, the court requires parents to support their children until the age of 18 or until ... continue reading

California Child Custody Laws

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
Posted by James

Under California Child Custody Laws, does the mother or the father have more responsibility when it comes to supporting their child? The answer is no. In California, the mother and father have equal responsibility to support their child in the manner suitable to the child’s circumstances.

The court may ... continue reading

Arkansas Child Custody Laws

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
Posted by James

Are you wondering how long you have to support your child, according to Arkansas Child Custody Laws? I was too, and here’s what I found out. Hope you find it helpful!

Basically, you need to support your child until the age of majority. The age of majority is 18, ... continue reading

Arizona Child Custody Laws

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
Posted by James

So what’s the deal if you live in Arizona but your child lives in another state when it comes to child support? If you are a resident of Arizona and wondering what the laws are regarding child support, then you should know I have a few answers. I’ve been looking ... continue reading

Alaska Child Custody Laws

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
Posted by James

I was doing a little research the other day on Alaska Child Custody Laws, and wanted to share with everyone out there what I’ve learned. In particular, I was wondering whether a non-custodial parent could claim their child on their federal tax returns.

Well, according to Alaska Child Custody ... continue reading

Alabama Child Custody Laws

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
Posted by James

Are you interested in Alabama Child Custody Laws? If you are, specifically grounds for termination of parental rights, then what I’ve learned might be helpful to you.

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

Iowa Labor Laws

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
Posted by Maya

Whether you are an employer or an employee, you owe it to yourself to be familiar with the labor laws in your area. In some states, federal laws set by the US Department of Labor are the only laws governing labor, and in other states, the state government has legislated ... continue reading

Child Custody Laws in Wyoming

Monday, November 6th, 2006
Posted by Priscilla

When a parent files for custody then the custody should be filed in the child’s “home state” which would be Wyoming in this case.  The child should have resided in Wyoming for at least 6 months in a row prior to the date of filing.  Even if a parent moves ... continue reading

Child Cusody Laws in Wisconsin

Sunday, November 5th, 2006
Posted by Priscilla

If you have ever been through a divorce or are a single parent then you might understand child custody issues.  Let’s take a look at Child Custody Laws in Wisconsin and how they work.  Child Custody Laws in Wisconsin are designed to assist women and men attain custody of their ... continue reading

Child Custody Laws in West Virginia

Sunday, November 5th, 2006
Posted by Priscilla

When a parent files for custody then the custody should be filed in the child’s “home state” which would be West Virginia in this case.  The child should have resided in West Virginia for at least 6 months in a row prior to the date of filing.  Even if a ... continue reading