Rely On My Legal Support When Facing Family Law Issues
Though the relationship between two people should be based on pure emotions, once it becomes an official marriage, it involves inevitable a lot of legal and legislative aspects. Consequentially, divorce includes a great share of legal issues too, especially with kids involved. Whether you need information and legal advice on the mere matter of divorce or child custody, alimony, child visitation and support, father’s rights or any other aspect of family law, our webpage is the place to turn to.
Once the divorce or separation becomes official, both parents are faced with a complex matter of determining child support. This refers to the amount of money that has to be paid, the non-custodial parent obligated to pay it, the manner of paying, schedule and many other aspects. When the situation is typical, and all rules can be applied to the book, there are specific formulas for determining the total amount of child support and all other features. However, there are too many non-typical situations when the court has to apply a specific modification of family law discussing this topic to achieve the best circumstances for children involved. These non-typical situations include a lot more potential problem than the most common issue with non-residential parent refusing to pay support or not paying it regularly.
Most family law courts and judges apply one of two major approaches when determining the total value of child support that should be paid. One approach imposes precisely determined percentage of the net income of the non-custodial parent that is owed to residential parent. This percentage varies among states, but it is usually 20% per child. It, of course, can be changed and adjusted according to the total parental income or specific costs the child might have.
Another approach Is more flexible and relies on the final decision made by family law judge, after considering a wide range of specific aspects and factors influencing child’s situation, needs, and regular costs. This approach doesn’t start with the basic amount of support, but determines the amount for each case specifically, considering the best interest of the child. The most frequent example refers to children with special medical or educational needs and costs that will raise the overall amount of alimony.
There are, also, many specific aspects of jobs, earnings, and incomes of a non-custodial parent that complicate child support procedure additionally. It includes the cases when another parent is self-employed, paid in cash or by the commission or quite a common problem with people whose incomes fluctuate.
All of this feature that makes child support such a complex matter is just one of the reasons why you should hire professional and experienced family law attorney to assist you. I have a thousand cases complete behind me were single mothers won all their rights regarding child support with my legal assistance, even direct presence in the courtroom if required.
Accepting the fact that your child will spend some time living without you is probably the most difficult aspect of every divorce. This especially goes for a non-custodial parent, which is usually a father. The custodial parent is the parent with whom the child lives the majority of the time and who gets the most time with the kid. This is usually the mother. Thus non-custodial parent will be your ex-husband. The mere fact that it is the ex-husband encapsulates the biggest problem. A child needs to grow to have both parents present in his life and both parents, regardless of the disputes and bad blood between them, have to find the way to make this workout.
Unless the family law court orders otherwise, neither parent has right to restrict the other one from seeing the kid. This is something a single mom should keep in mind, no matter how battered you are or angry at your ex. It’s extremely hard sometimes, but you have to put yourself in the position of your child and think solely about that. On the other hand, fathers might try to withhold the child longer than the court has allowed them, due to their feeling of unfair division of visitation time or any other similar feeling. These are just some of the potential emotional and legal issues that commonly emerge when it comes to settling child visitations, thus hiring experienced and professional family law attorney, who would specifically analyze your case within the borders of family law is essential and the best way to easy solution.
When trying to determine the best visitation schedule, family law court will consider the best interest of the child, and many more aspects are striving to ensure that both parents are involved in kid’s life and particularly big decisions. This goal remains the same, whether divorce is settled at joint or sole custody. However, over two decades of my career as a family law counselor and attorney, I’ve seen too many attempts of abusing of determined visitation schedule from one parent or the other and I still strongly suggest involving a professional to ensure just and the least painful organization.
As if the divorce itself isn’t tough enough and emotionally charged enough, it is unfortunately followed by dozens of legal, law and legislative issues. When two people split, the family law court and judges will find the best way for the children involved to organize children custody matter. It is not the rigorous rule, but in most cases, kids are assigned to the mother as residential parents and father get joint custody or visitation schedules if the court has opted for sole custody. The transitory period can be harsh on kids, especially if they are quite young and spending time with both parents requires significant effort and organizational skills. It leads to quite a standard issue when kids refuse to visit a non-custodial parent, which is usually the father.
The reasons for this may be rather different, but it’s quite rare that kids refuse it due to father’s misbehavior, some abuse, neglecting or similar. The reasons are usually more basic. To go for regularly scheduled visitation to the other parent, children need to leave all their routine world and activities for a while and change the environment completely.
This is enhanced if the other environment doesn’t include any friends or dynamic activities and comes down to sitting and chatting with the other parent. If mothers tend to present father in a bad context, this might even worsen the issue. However, since the child requires the presence of both parents in his life to have a healthy growth and development, it is rather important for both parents to overcome this problem.
Spend more quality time with kids
General advice to fathers is focused on organizing their time with kids in a different manner. Make it more creative, dynamic, fulfilled with games and toys and various activities interesting and attractive to children. This is the only way to get their attention and make them truly want to visit you, instead of simply following the orders. On the other hand, mothers should be proactive. Talk to the child and explain the importance of visitations. Insist on them. This is not only good for your child but will teach him to respect the other parent and enable him to overcome the mere divorce in the least troubling manner.
After facing this common issue within many Moms I represented in the court, I’ve decided to start providing complete services of parental family law and child custody consultations and advising on this matter to help divorced couples handle their kids’ behavior in the after-divorce period successfully.
A divorce procedure that involves children and the legal matter of child custody is considered to be one of the most difficult legal problems, as well as one of the most emotionally charged and deeply disturbing dramas in one’s life. Whatever the reason for ending a marriage is, usually both parents are ready to fight fiercely for their rights towards children and the mere custody. Traditionally, in most cases, family law judges and courts were assigning kids to mother and organized a schedule of visitations and list of mandatory duties for a father. Modern trends in family law have brought some significant changes on the matter. Thus most judges nowadays follow the so-called best interest of the child when making the final decision. This means including and considering a wide range of factors and features from child’s point of view, striving to provide optimal conditions for the best upbringing of the kids.
Instead of instant granting custody to the mother, family courts nowadays consider preferences of the children, mental, physical and financial aspects of each parent, relations between each parent and the kid, home environment and community aspects, such as school, hospital as well as the distance between them and residences of the parents. According to that, most family courts prefer the option of joint custody, but sole custody is also an option.
Joint custody is an excellent option for those parents who get along enough to take care of the kids together. This means that both parents will discuss crucial questions regarding child’s education, health care, joining sports and other activities, opting for schools and all other important aspects of the child’s life. One parent is considered to be residential (custodial), and the other one is non-custodial, but the time spent with a child is split almost equally, and the decisions are made together. If parents have a troubling relationship and cannot work together, not even when it comes to essential aspects of the child’s life, the court will assign a kid to the residential parent, which is usually the mother, but not necessarily and this parent will be in charge of these crucial decisions. The other parent gets a schedule of visitations and the granted right to be a part of kid’s life.
All my services are available to the parents fighting for their custody rights. With the individualized and personalized approach, I will create an effective strategy to ensure your rights as a parent.