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Actress Megan Fox may have to pay spousal support

Couples who are divorcing often discuss various issues during the process. Not only may they try to agree when it comes to child custody or property division, they may try to find an amount of spousal support that they both feel is fair. Like with any divorce legal matter, when couples do not agree, they often find themselves in front of a judge who will then decide for them. When this happens, there are a number of things that are taken into consideration when the judge decides which spouse will be awarded spousal support and how much the payments will be.

Seeking sole custody of your children

When parents have children, one of their main priorities is to keep them safe and properly care for them. This is why when parents seek to obtain custody of their children, courts decide to examine a parent's ability to do these things before they award custody. Parents often go back and forth on who the children should live with or who should receive sole custody or visitation, but depending on the situation one parent may be seen as the better fit.

How to protect yourself during a divorce

Divorce can take a huge toll on you in lots of ways. When people enter into a marriage, they rarely realize how unpleasant things can get should they divorce and one of them has assets and property that the other may want to divide. When this happens, both parties may engage in heated disputes that may result in the spouse with the larger number of assets required to divide what they own with their spouse. They may feel this is unfair, but since they did not take the necessary steps to protect themselves, they may have to face the consequences.

How can a father establish paternity?

When it comes to the issue of child custody, fathers my face more problems than the mother will. For quite some time, mothers have been seen as the primary caregivers of children, so often when there is a custody battle, the mother is awarded custody of the child. In some cases, this could be because the mother is more fit as a parent, but it also could be because the father has yet to prove paternity.

The process of establishing fathers' rights

It is always a good thing when a father wants to be involved in his child's life. There are many children around the world who do not have a father, so when a man steps up to take responsibility, mothers shouldn't be reluctant to allow this relationship to grow. Even though a father may want that relationship with his child, there may be a number of hurdles he must overcome before he can do so.

A divorce attorney can help with a contested divorce

When people marry, they may assume that their marriage will last for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, a long lasting marriage isn't always what people get. Upon realizing that things just aren't working out, couples may choose to file for divorce. Following the file for divorce, people may soon come to see that the process isn't as simple as they may have hoped, especially if they are going through a contested divorce.

Kelly Rutherford fails to return her children to their father

Child custody is something that parents may not always agree on. With this being the case, it is not uncommon for both parents to engage in heated disputes over who will get custody of their child and whom they will live with. After this dispute is resolved, and a child custody order is in place, it should be taken seriously by both parents, as there is the chance of one or both parents being reprimanded for not adhering to the custody order.

Why may one spouse be awarded alimony?

When two people are getting a divorce, they may find that they disagree on many things. One may want to walk away with certain property, while the other feels it should be divided evenly. Along with a discussion about property division and other legal divorce matters, spouses may end up trying to resolve the issue of spousal support, also known as alimony.

Why you should draw up a parenting plan

The issue of child custody is one that causes parents a lot of stress. On top of having to deal with a marriage ending, a decision must be made about who the child or children will live with once things have been finalized. For some parents, the decision may come easy, as one may be more available and willing to care for the children, but it is not uncommon for both parents to want an equal share in the responsibility of raising their child.

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