How Does a Protection Order Affect Child Visitation?

What is a Protection Order? Protection orders, commonly known as restraining orders, are legal documents that aim to safeguard individuals, particularly victims of domestic violence, from further harm. In the context of child custody cases, these orders specifically regulate the contact and visitation rights between a parent and child. Such orders are often sought when...

Is Gay Marriage Legal in All States?

There were almost a million same-sex couple households in the U.S. in 2017 and just over half (51.7%) of them were female coupled households. [1]   In What States is Gay Marriage Legal? A significant turning point in the battle for marriage equality occurred on June 26, 2015, when the United States Supreme Court issued...

Does Joint Custody of the Child Mean No Child Support?

About 21.9 million children had a parent who lived outside their household in 2018, representing more than one-fourth of all children under 21 years of age. [1]   What Does Joint Custody Mean? Joint custody refers to the legal arrangement where both parents share physical and/or legal custody of their child. Physical custody involves determining...

Who Gets Child Custody if Mother Dies?

The question of custody after a mother’s passing can be a complex issue. Below we identify who may get custody in this very unfortunate circumstance.   Child Custody and an Acknowledgment of Paternity After Maternal Death An acknowledgment of paternity is a legal document signed by both the mother and father, voluntarily stating that the...

Can You Lose Visitation Rights For Not Paying Child Support?

Child Support Payments and Visitation Rights Child support payments and visitation rights are two critical components of family law that often come into play following the dissolution of a marriage or the separation of parents. The intersection of child support payments and visitation rights often leads to complexities and disputes, necessitating clear legal guidelines and...

Is Child Support Taxable in Jacksonville?

Child Support in Jacksonville When a Jacksonville couple decides to part, if they have children they are required to create a child support arrangement as part of the divorce proceedings. This includes determining the financial responsibility of each parent based on their income, the needs of the children, and other relevant factors. Child support is...

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