Blog Posts in April, 2011

  • When "Daddy" Is Full of Doubt - How to challenge the paternity presumption

    The decision to challenge paternity involves a series of legal and psychological choices. In making a decision, the court must balance three sets of interests: the father’s rights, the mother’s rights, and the child’s rights to a clear determination of parentage and support. Let’s examine a common scenario in which husband and wife have a child and then divorce because one spouse has had an ...
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  • Getting Your Special Children All the Help They Need

    Once child support is figured out, questions often remain as to whether the parties can agree, or the court can order, other types of payments, such as college expenses, special needs programs for a child, or enrichment programs or competitive activities for a gifted and talented child. Specifics will vary slightly from state to state as will what a court can or will order, depending on whether ...
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