If you and your spouse have recently divorced, and you shared a child, designing a health custody arrangement can take some work. Emotions may still be raw, but that shouldn't interfere with your ability to work together to create an arrangement that works well for your child. Here are three steps that will help you avoid problems with your custody plans. Think About Your Child's Needs Divorce is a difficult process, especially where children are concerned. [Read More]
Can Adoptions Be Canceled?
The rules concerning adoptions are usually based on your state of residence, but what follows provides a general idea of how things might proceed in many places. No matter what the reason, the adoption process can be stopped, but if the adoption is final, you may have more problems. Read on to learn more about what could happen when an adoption is canceled or reversed. Disrupting an Adoption The adoptive parents can always put a stop to an adoption at any time before it becomes final. [Read More]
What To Know About Child Support Termination
Parents who are divorced will need to have a child support agreement in place. Unless the parents are living together, the parent who does not have physical custody of the child will be ordered by the court to pay support to a child. This money usually is paid to the parent, and is meant to contribute to food, clothing, educational expenses, and other living expenses. Child support almost always has an expiration date, however. [Read More]
Guardianship Vs. Adoption: Why The Two Are Different
Adopting a child is much different from being the guardian to a child. Here are the major differences between the two: Permanence One of the major differences between the two processes is how long they last. Adoption is permanent while guardianship is temporary. If you adopt a child, they become your child for all intents and purposes, and your child will always be your child. You can't have the child for five years and decide you want to give them up for whatever reason; the law will always hold you responsible for a child. [Read More]