Category Archives: Child Support

It Seemed Like a Paternity

Q:        How is Paternity established? A:        A father-child relationship, for legal purposes, can be presumed or established. A man is presumed by law to be the father of a child if: 1) he was married to the mother at the … Continue reading

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Pay to Play? No way

Q:        Why would I try a Collaborative instead of just filing for divorce to get it over with? A:        Either way, at least one party has decided to end the marriage. The difference is how to get there. In a … Continue reading

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Can’t Afford Not to Collaborate

Is Collaborative divorce expensive? Because collaborative can involve not only two attorneys but also a financial expert and a communications expert, it is easy to imagine dollar signs. In fact, however, collaborative can be less expensive than a litigated divorce … Continue reading

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Separation Anxiety?

What is a Legal Separation? Unlike divorce, dissolution or collaborative, in a legal separation the parties remain legally married. However, all four processes resolve property and debt division, spousal and child support, and parenting time. Consequently, a separation agreement can … Continue reading

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For Richer, For Poorer – I’m Not Your Insurer

Q: I am engaged to someone who has credit card debt and owes back child support. After the wedding will I be responsible for these? A: You will not become obligated simply by getting married. The child support is the … Continue reading

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Pay to Play?

I lost my job and am behind in child support. The other parent says I can’t see them unless I pay. What can I do? While both issues relate to your children, child support and parenting time are separate issues … Continue reading

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…But can we still be friends?

What is Collaborative Law? Sometimes the relationship just doesn’t work out. Whether married or not the parties just can’t find a way to live together. Married couples consider divorce. Unmarried couples may look at small claims court to divide the … Continue reading

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