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November 2017 Archives

Family law appeals: Sweetin hopes to keep child support terms

Having the ability to support their children is a goal of many parents. Being able to provide emotional bonds and financial support can often help parents feel as if they are helping their children thrive. After a divorce, child support may be needed in order to ensure that the children's needs are met. However, family law appeals may be necessary if one parent wants to make changes to support terms.

House rules: Vying for consistency in child custody arrangements

When New York couples have children, they often do so with the intention of raising those kids in a loving household with both parents. However, it is common for parents to later get divorced and find themselves having to navigate the new waters of acting as single parents. This new scenario can have its difficulties, which can range from creating child custody terms to setting rules for both homes.

Focus may play an important role in child custody decisions

For many New York residents, the amount of conflict in their marriages is what led to their wanting divorces. Unfortunately, this conflict may come out even more during legal proceedings like those concerning child custody. Because children can be immensely affected by the outcomes of this process, parents may want to work on lowering the amount of conflict.

Clear presentation for child custody preferences may be useful

As parents, many New York residents have serious concerns when it comes to how divorce will affect their kids. Additionally, parents may also have apprehensions about how child custody outcomes will impact their ability to see their children. Though many custody agreements are satisfactory for all parties involved, individuals may still wish to prepare ahead of time to work toward the terms they desire.

Second-parent adoption adds essential protection

When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same sex marriage in 2015 it was a major event for the LGBT community. While there has been significant progress in gaining rights for same sex couples, parenthood remains a challenging issue with different rules in every state. While New York’s laws are generally favorable to LGBT parents, traveling or interstate moves present a unique challenge.

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