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The difference between legal and physical child custody

When a parent is in the throes of a child custody dispute, the process will activate a lot of strong emotions and fears. No one wants to think about the idea of not being able to live with his or her children full time. However, that's exactly what could be on the line in the average child custody disagreement.

Single mothers can demand child support by proving paternity

Are you pregnant but the father is denying responsibility? According to state law, the biological father of your child is legally required to contribute financially to the cost of raising your child by paying child support. As such, it's your right to step forward and file the appropriate paperwork to prove paternity in court. If you need to do this, keep reading.

Who gets to keep the family dog during a divorce?

In the case of a contentious divorce – where the spouses can't agree on anything – it may be particularly difficult for one spouse to give up the family dog in the name of diplomacy. In these situations, family court judges will face the next-to-impossible task of rendering a fair ruling on the issue: Who gets to keep the family pet in a divorce?

A Tuscon lesbian argues against sharing custody of her child

On the morning of Monday, Feb. 26, the United States Supreme Court rejected a Tucson woman's stance that her marriage, as a gay woman, is different from ones that heterosexual couples have as it relates to divorce. The justices even refused to issue a comment to respond to the woman's claim.

Moving with a child after divorce isn't always easy

Almost all adults are free to move about as they want. They can pick up and relocate at the drop of a hat if they so choose. That is, unless they have a child custody order governing their children. In that case, the adult is free to move, but the child might not be able to. This puts the parent in a precarious decision.

You put a ring on it then broke up. Where does the ring go now?

Getting down on one knee to propose marriage is a big step in a person's life. In many cases, this comes along with a nice ring to put on the woman's finger. Many people just assume that the wedding will go off without a hitch after the proposal, but this isn't always the case.

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