The Best Interests of the Child: Factors a Judge May Consider in Deciding Custody
What do judges consider when deciding child custody cases?
Child Custody Evaluations During Divorce
If you're in a contested custody trial, the judge may order a custody evaluation.
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 handle it well.
Child Support: How Judges Decide the Amount
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.
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 Increase Child Support Payments
Find out how (and why) a court would order an increase in child support payments.