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Complex Property to Divide in a Divorce

patrickcrawford | July 6, 2020

Most divorces are not cut and dry. There are intricacies and details that must be decided by either the couple together or by a judge. One of these details is the division of property. When a couple has complex property that must be divided in their divorce, the whole process can involve more research into […]

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Who has Custody of a Child When the Parents are Not Married?

patrickcrawford | June 8, 2020

When a mother has a newborn, that mother will automatically have all of the legal parental rights and responsibilities of a mother who was married. These include the right to physical custody and the responsibility to support the child financially and emotionally. Statistics by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that 39.2 percent […]

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How Domestic Violence Can Impact a Divorce Case

patrickcrawford | May 25, 2020

When domestic violence occurs in your home, your priority should be to ensure the safety of you and your children. However, this type of event can also lead you to file for divorce against an abusive spouse. Many people in this situation wonder how domestic violence might impact the divorce process, and what their rights […]

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Are You Sharing Custody During the COVID-19 Crisis?

patrickcrawford | April 20, 2020

Stay-at-home orders are tough on everyone, especially if you have children at home with you who are restless or who might not understand what’s going on. The situation can become even more stressful if you are in a shared custody arrangement with your child’s other parent. This only adds to the concern and uncertainty, and […]

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Contracts Between Spouses: Protect Your Rights

patrickcrawford | March 30, 2020

While marriage might seem like a romantic prospect to many people, it is essentially a legal agreement and relationship between two spouses. In some situations, people planning to marry or who are already married can benefit from signing legal contracts that help define certain terms of their relationship. If you think that you might want […]

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Can Your Ex Avoid Paying Child Support?

patrickcrawford | February 24, 2020

When you get divorced or establish paternity, the family court will address several child-related matters, including child custody and child support. Child support refers to regular payments made by one parent to the other to provide financial support for the child’s needs. While child support is not paid in every situation, these orders are common […]

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