Nolo's Essential Guide to Child Custody & Support

Nolo's Essential Guide to Child Custody & Support

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Offers guidance to couples with children who are separating, describing the different types of custody options, what factors are considered in custody decisions, how child support is calculated and how to hire and work with a lawyer. Includes charts, tables, graphs and forms. Original. A Library Journal Best Book.

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Doskow walks parents considering divorce through the legal aspects of child custody, shared parenting, and the rules about supporting their children. She also explains what it is like to take a divorce to court, and how to deal with custody and support orders if your circumstances change once the orders are in place, or if the other parent is not complying with the orders. Her topics include the basics of child custody, the first month after deciding on divorce, avoiding a custody or support trial: alternatives to court, dealing with the court: paperwork and court hearings, custody and support in military families, and how to work with a lawyer and do your own legal research. She appends 50-state charts on such matters as residency requirements, court and court-related websites, and custody modification statures. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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Nolo's Essential Guide to Child Custody & Support offers guidance and resources at every step, from choosing a custody plan to enforcing its support. Learn everything you need to know about:

  • how negotiation and mediation can keep costs down, ease the transition for kids, and improve future dealings with your ex
  • where to find your state’s child support guidelines
  • how judges make custody decisions
  • how to enforce and change custody and support orders
  • how court trials work
  • when you need a lawyer and how to work with one

    The book covers special situations such as military parents and custody, and also addresses high-tension issues, such as parental kidnapping and when it might be appropriate for you to have your kids testify or talk to the judge.

    Charts, updated for 2015, provide specifics about each state’s laws, including what factors courts consider when they rule on custody, what happens if one parent wants to move away with the children, and how parents can change custody or support orders.

    Whether you and your spouse agree on custody questions or you're fighting it out in court, you need solid information to help you deal with the child-focused parts of your divorce.

  • Millions of parents get divorced each year—and their single biggest concern is their children. They need accurate, plain-English information, and they aren’t getting it from lawyers. More than 75% of family law cases in California involve at least one self-represented litigant. (Elkins Task Force, http://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/elkins-finalreport.pdf)

    Baker
    & Taylor

    Offers guidance to couples with children who are separating, describing the different types of custody options, what factors are considered in custody decisions, how child support is calculated, and how to hire and work with a lawyer.

    Publisher: Berkeley, California : Nolo, 2011-
    Berkeley, California : Nolo, 2011-
    ISBN: 9781413321968
    1413321968
    Branch Call Number: 346.73 NOL 2015
    Characteristics: volume ; 23 cm
    Additional Contributors: Doskow, Emily - Author
    Nolo (Firm)

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