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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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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Why To Avoid A Pro Se / Do It Yourself Divorce

Every American has the right to defend themselves in court, whether it is a criminal, civil or family law matter. Though most would never actually consider doing so in a serious criminal trial, many divorcing couples often wonder if they should pursue their divorce on their own. If you are one of those individuals considering […]

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What Can My Child Support Check Legally Be Used For?

When a divorced couple has children together, one of the parents almost always receives monthly child support payments. Typically, it is the custodial parent – or parent with whom the children live with most of the time. However, it is not atypical for disputes to arise amongst divorced parents regarding use of the child support […]

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What Are The Tax Consequences Of Getting Divorced?

Though tax season has come and gone, there are a number of tax issues to be aware of when you are going through a divorce that could save you, or hurt you, if you are not careful. While you should always discuss your situation with a family law attorney (and possibly even an accountant), here […]

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