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Children in Divorce
Here are some important tips to ensure your children do not become victims of your divorce.
Positive Parenting Through Divorce
Make sure your children understand that the end of your marriage is not the end of the parent-child relationship.
30 Tips for Divorcing Parents
Learn a few tips on how to be the best co-parent you can be for your children.
College Costs and the Divorced Parent
A court can order a divorced parent to help defray post-secondary expenses because of the parent’s obligation to provide support for the child.
Child Custody Basics
It's crucial that you figure out a schedule for the kids as soon as you can
The Best Interests of the Child: Factors a Judge May Consider in Deciding Custody
Learn about the factors judges consider in deciding child custody cases.
Child Custody Evaluations During Divorce
Learn what a child custody evaluation is and how to deal with it.
What's In a Name? Child Custody Terms Explained
Learn the meaning of words like legal custody, physical custody, joint custody, and sole custody.
Child Custody Evaluations: Do’s and Don’ts for Parents
If a child custody evaluation is part of your divorce, make sure you know what to do and not do.
Child Support Guidelines
State guidelines are the first place you should look if you want to estimate child support for your family.
How Judges Decide Child Support Amounts
How do judges determine how much child support to order? State guidelines are the starting point.
Child Support Guidelines: What Are They?
Learn the basics of child support guidelines.
Modifying Child Support Orders
If there is justification for a change in child support amounts, parents must be sure to have those changes approved by the court for a number of important reasons.
How to Modify Your Child Support Payments
Learn what's required to modify a child support order.
How to Respond To a Child Support Petition
When you receive a "petition" (formal written request) for child support, you need to know how to respond appropriately.
How to Decrease Child Support Payments
Find out how (and why) a court would order a decrease in child support payments.
How to Increase Child Support Payments
Find out how (and why) a court would order an increase in child support payments.
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