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Child Custody and Child Visitation

This article describes a parent's rights when seeking custody or visitation of his or her child.

Collaborative Family Law

Collaborative law is a new way to resolve family law disputes. Each party has a separate and specially trained attorney. The lawyers’ only job is to help the parties settle the case. If the attorneys do not succeed in helping the clients settle, the attorneys are out of a job. They never can represent either client against the other. Everyone agrees to work together with respect, honesty and good faith. They try to find “win-win” solutions to the reasonable needs of both parties.

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Paternity

Paternity means fatherhood. Establishing paternity means legally determining the father of a child. Establishing paternity means that the father’s name can be placed on the child’s birth certificate and that he has legal responsibility for the child. Paternity, unless acknowledged by the father, is established by the court. A mother will need to prove paternity if she wants the father to pay child support or if she expects the child to inherit property from the father's estate.

How to Take a Child Custody or Visitation Case to Court

This article is a series of questions and answers on how and where to file for custody, what will happen before the custody trial and what will happen during and after the custody trial.

How to Take a Child Custody or Visitation Case to Court

This article is a series of questions and answers on how and where to file for custody, what will happen before the custody trial and what will happen during and after the custody trial.

Rules for People in Child Custody and Visitation Disputes

This article suggests some guidelines to follow in a child custody or child visitation dispute.

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