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How the Judge Determines Equal Parenting and a Parenting Plan and Schedule in Divorce Court

They always say that divorce is hardest on the children. And there may be some truth in this-the children are typically used as pawns in a divorce, and are used by each parent to try and get their way. But by not participating in this spiteful and harmful activity of utilizing the children to get what you want from your ex, you may very well help your case in court for custody of the children.

http://ezinearticles.com/?How-the-Judge-Determines-Equal-Parenting-and-a-Parenting-Plan-and-Schedule-in-Divorce-Court&id=4293433 – May 14, 2010

Step-by-Step Understanding of the Divorce Trial

Before a divorce case goes to trial, it must initially be filed in the court system, along with the proper service of the Plaintiff’s complaint to the Defendant. During the start of the divorce case, you will be faced with a lot of paperwork.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Step-by-Step-Understanding-of-the-Divorce-Trial&id=4293445 – May 14, 2010

Steps of the Appeal Process in a Divorce Court Case

The judge’s final decision in a divorce case is truly nothing to worry about-you can always appeal the court’s decision when it comes to the final divorce decree. This process is often considered when one believes that there was an error of law the occurred, that there is new evidence that can be presented, or if one of the parties feels that the issue should be reconsidered and revisited for other reasons not listed above. If you are on the losing end of the final divorce decree, you may appeal and/or request a new trial through the court of appeals in your state.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Steps-of-the-Appeal-Process-in-a-Divorce-Court-Case&id=4293452 – May 14, 2010

Stopping the Dissolution of Marriage During a Divorce Court Trial

There are certain situations when you are facing a divorce case in which you and/or your wife may decide to stop the dissolution of marriage entirely. This means ceasing the divorce case altogether. Typically, this is because you both decide that you want to work things out. But in other cases, you can have your divorce case stopped to essentially create more work for your wife in the long run if she wants to continue on with the divorce herself.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Stopping-the-Dissolution-of-Marriage-During-a-Divorce-Court-Trial&id=4622524 – Jul 07, 2010

Key Items Needed For Child Support Modification

Changing your financial child support obligation or your ex-wife’s obligation can easily be done through the courts, but requires a few key steps in order to have it go smoothly through the courts without a hitch-knowing what is working for you and against you will help you with your child support modification order through the courts, and ensure that it continues and is fulfilled to the court’s requirements…

http://ezinearticles.com/?Key-Items-Needed-For-Child-Support-Modification&id=4622550 – Jul 07, 2010

3 Important Rules For Getting Your Child Support Lowered

When it comes to anything, there is a right way to doing it and a wrong way. The same applies to getting your child support payments lowered in the court system. Here are a few of the top rules you should follow when trying to lower your child support obligations through the family court system.

http://ezinearticles.com/?3-Important-Rules-For-Getting-Your-Child-Support-Lowered&id=4622559 – Jul 07, 2010

Understanding What Exactly is Child Support?

Child support is typically considered the money that is given to the spouse or ex that has full custody (or sometimes even joint custody) of your children. It is money that is intended to go directly to your children in one form or another, but is never actually tracked to determine whether the children are benefiting from the funds…

http://ezinearticles.com/?Understanding-What-Exactly-is-Child-Support?&id=4622565 – Jul 07, 2010

Finding Success in Fathers Rights, Even With a Negative Society Around You

It’s a common phrase, “Deadbeat Dads.” But even so, the table has turned. Now, you’re hearing more about “Deadbeat Moms” and are even seeing situations where fathers are stepping up and taking control and custody of their children.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Finding-Success-in-Fathers-Rights,-Even-With-a-Negative-Society-Around-You&id=4622573 – Jul 07, 2010

Avoid Setting a Precedent When Paying Child Support Without a Court Order During Separation

Sometimes doing the “right thing” can come back and bite you. This is most often the case when couples decide to separate and divorce, and the father starts being overly generous (financially) in helping the soon-to-be-ex care for the children during the divorce trials. This, unfortunately, is NOT how you want to start your court proceedings.

http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Avoid-Setting-a-Precedent-When-Paying-Child-Support-Without-a-Court-Order-During-Separation&id=4622579 – Jul 07, 2010

False Allegations of Domestic Violence and Abuse and Your Rights Against Them

This day and age, women know that if they scream “abuse” to the court systems, they will automatically get temporary custody of the kids until the issue goes to court. This can happen at any time, whether it be during a separation, divorce case, or even out of the blue if you obtained custody in courts and all of a sudden, she decides that she wants it back. But don’t let false allegations get you down-you can fight it, and it’s important to know the technicalities involved.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Understanding-False-Allegations-of-Domestic-Violence-and-Abuse-and-Your-Rights-Against-Them&id=4622683 – Jul 07, 2010

Watch Out for Domestic Violence and False Allegations

Many times women will make totally untrue allegations regarding domestic violence. Often the first response from the Father is outrage and he goes on the defensive, which is exactly what she is hoping for. This ploy is often used to throw a kink into the custody proceedings and to hopefully keep the father from obtaining, or keeping, custody of the children.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Watch-Out-for-Domestic-Violence-and-False-Allegations&id=4958617 – Aug 31, 2010

What You Can Do to Fight Back – Dealing With an Ex Parte Restraining Order

If you, as the Father, are hit with an Ex Parte Restraining Order it can knock you off your feet fast. Your first inclination might be to panic and then to give in to anything and everything your ex wants. But a word to the wise: DON’T DO IT! There are ways you can fight back, and here are some of the basics that can help you get started.

http://ezinearticles.com/?What-You-Can-Do-to-Fight-Back—Dealing-With-an-Ex-Parte-Restraining-Order&id=4958642 – Aug 31, 2010

Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence Or Sexual Abuse?

It happens every day in the courts. A hostile ex-wife falsely accuses her husband of either beating her or the kids or sexually abusing one of them. It’s devastating to the Father and he is often left thinking there is nothing he can do. But that is simply not true. One of the things you can do to fight back is by filing what’s called a tort lawsuit.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Falsely-Accused-of-Domestic-Violence-Or-Sexual-Abuse?-Fight-Back-With-a-Tort-Lawsuit&id=4958653 – Aug 31, 2010

Using Tort Lawsuits to Fight False Allegations

If you are one of many fathers being hit with false allegations (such as domestic violence or sexual abuse) by your ex-wife, you might want to consider bringing a tort lawsuit to the forefront of your custody case. You can sue for defamation of character and many other things, which can help show your ex-wife you are serious in what you want and deserve from your custody case.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Using-Tort-Lawsuits-to-Fight-False-Allegations&id=4958661 – Aug 31, 2010

Fathers’ Rights, Child Support and Contempt – Know Your Defense

Many times, fathers find themselves in a situation of not being able to pay the child support required by the court due to job loss or a change in circumstances. The ex, or someone on her behalf, takes you to court and you find yourself being faced with a contempt of court charge for lack of payment. But before you agree to that or get upset for something you know was beyond your control, there are some things you need to understand. And the first one is exactly what contempt is.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Fathers-Rights,-Child-Support-and-Contempt—Know-Your-Defense&id=4958681 – Aug 31, 2010

Avoiding a Contempt Order for Lack of Non Payment

Sometimes through no fault of your own, you end up not being able to meet your child support payments. You may have lost your job, be in the middle of a job change or simply need the amount reduced due to special circumstances. But, more often than not, the Ex will try slapping you with a contempt of court order if you do not pay. There are defenses for that, but there are also ways of doing your best to prevent it from happening. Here are some things you can do.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Avoiding-a-Contempt-Order-for-Lack-of-Non-Payment&id=4958689 – Aug 31, 2010

Ten Ways of Defense for Contempt for Non Payment

If you get hit with a contempt of court for non-payment of child support, there are several defenses you can offer if indeed you are truly unable to pay and not merely ignoring the court order. Here are ten defenses you can offer the court that can help your case.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Ten-Ways-of-Defense-for-Contempt-for-Non-Payment&id=4958695 – Aug 31, 2010

Suspended Licenses and Child Support Payments

One of the things that can happen if you fail to pay your child support payments is that you could end up with having various licenses revoked. This includes not only you driver’s license, but any business or professional licenses you may have as well. This is a result of the Child Support Recovery Act set in place in 1992. There are some things you should know to prevent this and if it does happen.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Suspended-Licenses-and-Child-Support-Payments&id=4958700 – Aug 31, 2010

What to Do If Medical Reasons Prevent You From Paying Child Support

Many times, certain circumstances can cause you to be unable to pay your child support. Often unexpected medical problems can cause you to lose work or have to take some serious time off from your work. A vehicle accident can set you back or even cause permanent damage that changes your work situation. If this is the case and you been issued a contempt of court order, you can offer a defense when you show up for the hearing. It is simply a matter of being prepared.

http://ezinearticles.com/?What-to-Do-If-Medical-Reasons-Prevent-You-From-Paying-Child-Support&id=4958706 – Aug 31, 2010

Laid Off From Work and Slapped With Contempt? Make a Strong Defense!

If you are one of the many dads today who are no longer able to pay in full, or pay at all, their child support due to being laid off or having your hours reduced on the job, you could be in trouble. You may also be one of the many who find themselves in contempt of court for non-compliance. But in order for that to happen, the Ex has to prove that you are doing it on purpose. But you can offer a strong defense if you are properly prepared.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Laid-Off-From-Work-and-Slapped-With-Contempt?-Make-a-Strong-Defense!&id=4958711 – Aug 31, 2010

Things Not to Do at a Contempt Hearing in Court for Non-Payment

If you find yourself in a hearing because of a Contempt of Court charge due to nonpayment of child support, there are plenty of things you can do, which can be found in my eBook. But there are some things you should definitely not do as well. If you do these things, you can find yourself in worse trouble and can even help yourself towards jail time. So here are some things you should avoid doing in the courtroom.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Things-Not-to-Do-at-a-Contempt-Hearing-in-Court-for-Non-Payment&id=4958725 – Aug 31, 2010

What You Can Do If You Are Falsely Accused

Restraining orders, false allegations and defamation of character are all part and parcel of a custody battle for many dads. It often seems hopeless or you have no clue where to begin to fight back. You probably even feel like there is no reason to fight back – your battle was lost before you ever began. But take heart! There are some things you can do and here they are.

http://ezinearticles.com/?What-You-Can-Do-If-You-Are-Falsely-Accused&id=4958737 – Aug 31, 2010

Understanding Paternity and Establishing Yourself As the Father

Sometimes, in a custody battle or child support case, it becomes necessary to establish yourself as the father so that there are no doubts whatsoever. Usually this is done by the mother or state trying to get support from a man she is claiming to be the father who doesn’t want to pay. But there are times when it is necessary to have paternity established as part of your rights as a Father. This may be especially important in the case of the unwed dad whom the mother wants to have no part in the child’s life.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Understanding-Paternity-and-Establishing-Yourself-As-the-Father&id=5014513 – Sep 10, 2010

Paternity in the Case of Father’s Rights

Basically, when it comes to paternity, there are three different types of paternity suits that can occur. They are: Mother files against the dad. This one is usually so the mother can have custody of the children but wants dad to pay child support.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Paternity-in-the-Case-of-Fathers-Rights&id=5014516 – Sep 10, 2010

Fathers Rights – Things You Need to Be Aware of in a Paternity Case

If you have decided to pursue filing for paternity in order to establish yourself as the father and have full parental rights, there are some things you should be aware of. There are certain steps and processes that need to take place. Understanding the process can make it go smoother for you.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Fathers-Rights—Things-You-Need-to-Be-Aware-of-in-a-Paternity-Case&id=5014526 – Sep 10, 2010


What to Do If You Are Served With Paternity Papers?

Are you one of many men who had a short term relationship with a woman and it broke off without going anywhere, only to find yourself some time later being served with paternity papers? You are probably going through a myriad of emotions, if so. Especially of she never even told you she was pregnant and you are now presented with a child. This can happen even years after the baby is born. What can you expect and what do you do?

http://ezinearticles.com/?What-to-Do-If-You-Are-Served-With-Paternity-Papers?&id=5014527 – Sep 10, 2010

Parenting Evaluation in a Paternity Case by Dennis Gac

Whenever a paternity case takes place, a parenting evaluation almost always occurs as well. Establishing parentage and custody battles can be difficult things to go through, and parenting evaluations are supposed to be for the benefit of the children. Basically, in this situation, a third party is used to talk with everyone who is involved in the case and report their findings to the court. This person can be either court appointed or the parents can agree on one.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Parenting-Evaluation-in-a-Paternity-Case&id=5014531 – Sep 10, 2010

Fathers’ Rights – Do I Need to Establish Paternity?

I often get this question by fathers, especially those whose names are on the birth certificates of the children. “Do I really need to establish paternity?” The bottom line is – yes, you do. If you and the mother were not married, establishing paternity is crucial to you obtaining any rights as a father. There are actually many reasons to establish paternity that will benefit your child in the long run.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Fathers-Rights—Do-I-Need-to-Establish-Paternity?&id=5014538 – Sep 10, 2010

Fathers’ Rights – Establishing Paternity Outside of the Courtroom

When discussing paternity issues, there are many steps that take place in a paternity case, whether you as the father do the serving of the papers, or if you are served with papers by the child’s mother. And while the court room is where most custody, child support and paternity cases are resolved, you can settle many of these things outside of the court room.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Fathers-Rights—Establishing-Paternity-Outside-of-the-Courtroom&id=5014549 – Sep 10, 2010

Fathers’ Rights – Paternity Cases If the Woman Is Married

When a married woman becomes pregnant and gives birth, the husband of the woman is automatically considered to be the father by law. This is not questioned unless he has doubts and wishes to establish paternity at some point, or someone else believes they are the father and wishes to establish paternity.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Fathers-Rights—Paternity-Cases-If-the-Woman-Is-Married&id=5014555 – Sep 10, 2010

Divorce and Fathers’ Rights – A Fathers’ Formula for Success

If you take a moment to think about it, there are many things you can do to prepare your case. Dependent upon your specific case, you can begin keeping a chronological diary of events, begin writing down what you want and why, begin obtaining sworn affidavits from people that attest to your abilities as a Father, draft a spread sheet listing assets and debts, close all joint accounts to protect your credit and assets and seek the services of a Pro-Father Attorney if you so choose. The list goes on…

http://ezinearticles.com/?Divorce-and-Fathers-Rights—A-Fathers-Formula-for-Success&id=5019497 – Sep 11, 2010

Divorce, Child Custody and Fathers’ Rights – How To Prepare for Court

The process of going through the court system is arduous and at times seems overwhelming. Take heart in knowing that preparation is the key! You only need to know the basics of how the court operates to be able to work within it. There are matters of etiquette that can make a surprising difference in how your case is received. Taking time to do things according to protocol is a sign of respect to the court and Judge.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Divorce,-Child-Custody-and-Fathers-Rights—How-To-Prepare-for-Court&id=5019500 – Sep 11, 2010

A Good First Step After a Legal Separation

So you and your spouse are undergoing a separation, now what? It is never too early to start protecting yourself. Women are unfairly favored in matters of family law, if you wait for her to bring you in to court to prepare, you are already on the losing team. A method that has proven to have a lot of success is to begin by writing a letter. It could go something like this…

http://ezinearticles.com/?A-Good-First-Step-After-a-Legal-Separation&id=5019501 – Sep 11, 2010

Fathers’ Rights and Child Custody – The Benefits of Representing Yourself

Many people think that because they’re not an attorney they’re at a disadvantage in representing themselves. If you represent yourself wisely and with all the information available to you, nothing could be further from the truth! In fact, your strength is “who” you are and just being yourself can be your strongest advantage. Don’t worry about the case law or court room semantics. There are a few key things you need to know, but it is less than you might think.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Fathers-Rights-and-Child-Custody—The-Benefits-of-Representing-Yourself&id=5019506 – Sep 11, 2010

Take Action Now to Improve Your Fathers’ Rights Case

Do you wonder if maybe there’s a way to settle your case with less grief? Maybe there’s a way to raise your odds of success and avoid at least some of the brutality that permeates the family law process. Maybe there’s a way to spend your time more effectively. “Maybe, maybe, maybe.” Just wondering what may be will never bring you any results. If you want results, you must take your new knowledge, new ideas, new intentions, and implement them to your benefit.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Take-Action-Now-to-Improve-Your-Fathers-Rights-Case&id=5019544 – Sep 11, 2010

Father’s Rights – What Is Marriage?

Before divorce is discussed in this article, we tackle first the issue on which divorce is grounded upon. Divorce does not happen to just any couples that are staying together for whatever reason. Divorce is only accepted and acknowledged between two married individuals as recognized by court.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Fathers-Rights—What-Is-Marriage?&id=5180323 – Oct 10, 2010

How to Use “Stealing” Legally and to Your Advantage

Want to dramatically increase your chances of winning your court case? Why not simply apply what successful others have done and fine tune it to your own situation? Here’s how!

http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Use-Stealing-Legally-and-to-Your-Advantage&id=1291775 – Jul 01, 2008

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