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July 2018 Archives

Is your ex-partner denying you visitation rights?

One of the most painful events you have gone through is the child custody hearing that granted your spouse sole custody and left you with limited visitation -- or parenting time. The few days and hours you spend with your child are critical for you to form a bond that you believe is necessary for your child's best interests. You know you need to make the best of that time.

Can a DNA test happen before a baby is born?

You have been informed that you may be the father of a baby who has not been born yet, and you do not think you can wait until birth to find out. You want to know what rights you have and what obligations you may be facing as soon as possible. Can a DNA test be carried out before the child is born?

Children's custody preferences carry more weight as they grow up

You and your spouse got divorced when your kids were both under 4 years old. They were not old enough to really have a say in where they wanted to live, so you and your spouse reached an agreement that let the children stay with you most of the time, visiting your ex on the weekends.

When should I consider having a custody attorney?

Whether you are going through a divorce or were never married to the other parent of your child, issues of custody may be stressful and time-consuming. For the sake of your child, you may have hoped to work things out amicably with your former partner, and in your mind, this may have meant involving no lawyers.

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