Family Law Guide

Placing a child for adoption, although difficult, is done for the benefit of the child.
Child Support
Most states have child support guidelines that establish the ordinary support required to raise and care for children.
Child custody cases generally fall under the jurisdiction of a family court, often in connection with a divorce hearing.
Divorce Mediation
Once parties agree to mediation, they must then agree upon a qualifying mediator.
Divorce, Separation & Annulment
Alimony, sometimes called spousal support, is an allowance made to one spouse by the other for support during or after legal separation or divorce.
Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is abuse which occurs between family members or related persons.
A guardian takes care of a child's personal needs, including shelter, education, and medical care.
'Paternity' means fatherhood. 'Establishing paternity' means identifying the father of a child and legally determining that he is the father.
Visitation Rights
When a court decides to grant physical custody of a child to one parent, it generally awards visitation rights 'at reasonable times and places' to the non-custodial parent.

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