Extracurricular activities and child support

People who are divorcing negotiate child support based on the child’s basic needs: Food, shelter and clothes. To help determine the amount of the child support order, Virginia courts use the child support guidelines approved by the state’s General Assembly. The guidelines take into consideration the needs of the child as well as each parent’s […]

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Do Live-In Partners Get Legal Influence Over the Lives of the Children?

All families are different. It’s common for children to be raised in blended families, when both partners have children from previous relationships, or by gay and lesbian couples who are building a family of their own. However, when there are a lot of people involved in raising children, things can get complicated, especially when the […]

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7 Online Resources to Help You Be a Smarter, Safer Co-Parent

Co-parenting is tough even if you are on good terms with your ex-spouse. Thankfully, there are an abundance of resources available to guide you through this difficult journey. The following are especially worth checking out: Our Family Wizard Ex-spouses with differing schedules find it exceedingly difficult to coordinate. That’s where Our Family Wizard comes in. […]

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Pregnant and Divorced in Maryland: What Now?

Divorce in Maryland is complicated enough as is, but if you are pregnant at the time of divorce or shortly thereafter, you may experience unique complications regarding custody, visitation, and child support. For the sake of your child and your own mental health, it is imperative that you seek support from a compassionate attorney willing […]

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Visitation Agreements in Marriages Where one Spouse in Deployed

Virginia is a military state. There are at least 117,000 active members of the military in Virginia and 27 military bases. Even though the divorce rate is low for military families — about 3.5 percent, according to the Pentagon — it does happen. Military divorces are similar to civilian divorces in many ways, however, visitation […]

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What happens to frozen embryos in a divorce?

Reproductive experts around the U.S. estimate that hundreds of thousands of embryos are being stored in fertility clinics around the country, according to a recent article in Parenting magazine. Modern science has given hope to people struggling to naturally conceive by taking sperm and an egg and producing embryos that ultimately mean more chances for […]

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Custody Agreements in Same-Sex Marriages

Gay and lesbian couples face many of the same issues as straight couples when deciding the terms of their divorce or breakup. Dividing property and assets, after all, is stressful for everyone. Custody arrangements for children, though, are often more complicated for LGBT couples, because the law can be terribly unfair to same-sex parents. According […]

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