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3 Most Common Questions Asked about Child Custody

3 Most Common Questions Asked about Child Custody

Child Custody
A divorce becomes a more complicated process when children are involved. Child custody can either be a simple agreement or a fierce battle depending on the relationship between spouses. Many people do not realize the complexities of child custody until they are in the midst of a case, fighting for the right to see their own children. For this reason, we compiled a list of the most common questions people ask us about child custody. Q: What is joint custody? A: Rarely do courts ever grant sole custody to a single parent, unless there are extenuating circumstances, such as a history of neglect or abuse on the part of one parent. Most couples will be awarded some form of joint custody. Joint physical custody is where each parent spends relatively…
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Getting a Divorce? 4 Essential Tips for Property Division

Getting a Divorce? 4 Essential Tips for Property Division

Divorce
The emotional side effects of a divorce are bad enough, without having to deal with the often complicated process of property division. Even though it can be daunting, it is important to formulate a game plan for how you and your spouse will divide up your assets. To ensure that you get everything you are entitled to, whether it be a house, car, or family heirlooms, it is important to work with a Renton divorce attorney. Some general tips to make property division simpler include: Negotiation is key: The most important thing to remember as you begin this process is to be willing to negotiate with your spouse. Since there may be items you can’t agree upon or can’t physically split down the middle, negotiating will ensure that you each…
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4 Reasons to Request a Parenting Plan Modification

4 Reasons to Request a Parenting Plan Modification

Parenting Plan Modifications
When going through a divorce or separation that involves children, most parents will establish some sort of parenting or custody plan. This plan allows each parent to spend time with the children and establishes if there is shared or sole custody. Certain circumstances may require that you or your ex make changes to this plan. If you need to make a parenting plan modification in Renton, contact a family law attorney immediately. Some of the most common reasons for parenting plan modifications include: The visitation schedule is ignored: If one of the parents refuses to follow the original visitation schedule by showing up unexpectedly, or keeping the child for longer than permitted, a court can determine whether a modification should be made. The child is in danger: This modification is…
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Frequently Asked Questions About Paternity

Frequently Asked Questions About Paternity

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Under the law, establishing paternity of children is an important part of protecting your family structure, and implementing certain rights and responsibilities for both the parents and the offspring. However, there are many misconceptions surrounding legal paternity, and how DNA evidence and/or acknowledgment of paternity can change things like parenting plans, child support, government assistance, and more. Since each case is different, it’s always best to reach out to a Renton family attorney, but here are some answers to questions you may have: Q: Do I have to get a court order for a DNA test to establish paternity? A: Not always. If your child’s biological father is willing to sign the legal document called an Acknowledgment of Paternity, you may not need to file a court order. Only if…
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