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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Custody and Support: Get the Answers You Need

When you’re getting divorced, you can make a tough time easier for your children (and yourself) if you work with the other parent to draw up a custody plan and agree on child support. If you can’t work out custody and support, you’ll have to head to court and ask a judge to step in.

Either way, Nolo’s Essential Guide to Child Custody & Support can help. You’ll learn:

  • 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
  • what military families need to know
  • when you need a lawyer and how to work with one


    You’ll also find specifics about each state’s laws, including what factors courts consider when they rule on custody arrangements, what happens when one parent wants to move away with the children, and how you can change custody or support orders.
    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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