Family Law

Divorce FAQs

What are lawful Reasons for Divorce?
Every state has statutory law which categorizes the conditions for a divorce. The facts are investigated to determine whether an individual’s case meets the criterion for terminating a marriage. Under a state's divorce laws, the person wanting the divorce is said to have grounds for a divorce.

What is Child Custody?
Child custody is a legal term used to explain the relationship between a child and his or her parent. The child resides with the custodial parent and has visitation with the non-custodial parent. This entitles the parent to make decisions for the child and is the parent's duty to take care of the child. In an attempt to provide stability to the child or children involved, child custody laws seek order to the disruption of divorce and separation.

How is Child Custody Decided?
Courts will decide child guardianship based on the wellbeing of the child. Every state has laws which govern child custody and lists a number of factors that the court will take into consider when determining the custody arrangement that will best suit the child.

What is Child Support?
Child support is intended to keep the financial well-being of a child stable, following a divorce. The objectives of the state child support guideline and court system are to make sure the child's standard of living is preserved as though a divorce had not happened. Courts place careful attention to the provision of the financial support of a child after a divorce.

What is Included in Child Support?
Child support consists of all the economic necessities of a child. These provisions include, but are not restricted to:

1.    Food
2.    Education
3.    Shelter
4.    Daily expenses
5.    Medical Care
6.    Clothing

What is a Property Settlement?
A property settlement is an agreement between the divorcing spouses regarding the division and distribution of the property the couple obtained during the marriage. To assist you with a property settlement in the divorce proceedings, you may want to seek the advice of a divorce lawyer.

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