Learning that you are about to be a father may bring unbelievable joy and happiness, or confusion and fear. No matter how you feel, if your relationship with the mother has been troubled and you have reason to doubt the baby's parentage, you may need to consider asking for proof of paternity. The legal and financial obligations of admitting to paternity can be long-term and serious, so before you sign on the dotted line and admit paternity, read below for information you need to know.
- A father has many legal rights and responsibilities to his child or children. However, for one reason or another there may be a paternity issue of some kind that requires an attorney to be hired. These issues vary greatly, but hiring an attorney will be ensure that paternal issues are worked out and things are legally as they should be. This article will discuss 3 reasons to hire an attorney for paternity issues.
- If you are currently serving as an active member of the armed services and are about to get a divorce, you may not know that the process is slightly different than if you were a civilian. Here are some things you need to keep in mind when you need to deal with military divorce proceedings. You Must Be Aware of Time Requirements Because you are an active military member, you must adhere to certain time requirements before medical coverage and your pension are available to your current spouse.
- Can you simply live together for a certain length of time to have a legal common law marriage? This question presents just one of the common misconceptions about this issue. While common law marriages are still recognized by some states, the ones that do give legal status to cohabitating couples have rules and guidelines that must be followed for the relationship to qualify as a common law marriage. To gain more factual information about what constitutes a common law marriage, read on.
- Dealing with parenting decisions can be hard enough as a happily married couple, but when you're faced with these decisions following a divorce, it can be downright difficult. You want to be sure that your kids are getting what they need, but you also need to have a balanced approach so that they aren't caught in the middle of further arguments. Here are some tips to help you create an effective parenting plan for kids of all ages.