Content Related To 'Divorce and Separation'

Child Visitation

Child visitation is determined by a court typically to protect the emotional well-being of a child during a divorce or separation in which child custody terms must be established. Often, the financial aspects of child support and its connection to visitation rights come into question. Child support is determined by the financial needs of the […]




Child Support

Lea en español In the aftermath of a divorce, when there are minor children involved, one parent obtains rights and obligations as the custodial parent, and the other parent assumes duties and privileges as the non-custodial parent. In most instances, the non-custodial parent will take on a child support obligation, the requirement to provide a […]




Alimony/Spousal Support

Lea en español Alimony Defined Alimony, also known as spousal support or spousal maintenance, is an order by a court, as part of a divorce proceeding, that one party pay the other party a regular or periodic sum of money after the divorce is final, so that the recipient can maintain a specific standard of […]




Family Law and Divorce

Lea en español When things aren’t going well in your family—the bonds between you and your spouse have been broken, or you’ve been unable to build a family—the emotional challenges can make it difficult to take the right steps to protect yourself. Uncertainty about what the future holds can cause significant stress and anxiety. Often, […]




Divorce

Lea en español Divorce and all the legal issues associated with it—child custody, visitation, child support, alimony or spousal support, property division—these matters all differ based on state law. The Grounds for Divorce Traditionally, divorce always required a showing of fault. The modern trend, however, is toward what is known as “no-fault” divorce. Though all […]




Child Custody

Lea en español The Basic Standard for Determining Child Custody Though the courts in all states will examine a wide range of factors when establishing custody of minor children, the basic guideline is always what the law defines as “the best interests of the child.” To ascertain the best interests of the child, the court […]