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February 2017 Archives

How do the courts decide custody?

If you're going through a divorce, you probably have a lot of questions. Who will get the house? Will I have to pay spousal support? In all likelihood, at the top of your list is a question about child custody. That's because, at the end of the day, the most important thing for many parents is how much time they'll be able to spend with their children.

What exactly is family law?

Everyone has heard the term, but what exactly does the field of family law entail and how can it help you? In most cases, family law focuses on critical matters associated with the proper establishment of family units. They include:

How child custody is handled in Alabama

Dealing with child custody can be one of the most sensitive parts in a divorce settlement. Although there are some federal guidelines, there is also a lot left up to the state. Thus, it is important to know the details of Alabama child custody laws for the proceedings.

How to handle divorce caused by domestic violence

Handling a divorce can be stressful enough on its own. If you are seeking a divorce caused by domestic violence, however, the pain can be even worse. You may not have the opportunity to have safe, effective communication with your former spouse about the divorce proceedings. This lack of communication can lead to more pain and uncertainty. But, there are certain steps you can take to ensure you and your family's safety and wellbeing.

Single adults are welcome to adopt in Tennessee

You always wanted children. You assumed that eventually you would meet the right man, get married and have a couple of children to raise together. Years into your professional career and still single, you're now faced with the reality that your ability to have a child of your own has ended. You may experience heartbreak, ennui or intense longing for motherhood. Thankfully, while you can't experience pregnancy anymore, adoption offers real potential for fulfilling your dreams of motherhood. Right now is an excellent time to speak with an attorney about domestic adoption.


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