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When Should You Fight for Sole Custody?

patrickcrawford | August 28, 2019

There was a time in the not-so-distant past that the legal system generally favored mothers in custody disputes. The consensus was that children belong with their mothers. Over the years, courts have come to recognize that – except for in extreme situations – children fare best when they spend a considerable amount of time with […]

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Child Custody FAQ

patrickcrawford | July 29, 2019

If you’re going through a divorce, you likely have questions related to child custody arrangements. You are not alone in this. Familiarizing yourself with the answers to several frequently asked questions should help you better understand what to expect as you move forward with the divorce process. If you have child custody concerns, it’s it […]

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My Spouse Did Not Work During Our Marriage -are They Owed Anything in Our Divorce?

patrickcrawford | July 11, 2019

Spouses divide financial and household responsibilities in many different ways. Both spouses may work full-time, even after having kids, or one spouse may work part-time. In many situations, one spouse might stay home and not work while the other is the primary financial supporter of the family.  In the past, traditional gender roles often led […]

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Resolving Child-Related Issues in a Divorce

patrickcrawford | May 27, 2019

While a divorce happens between two spouses, the end of a marriage will undoubtedly have a serious effect on your children, as well. The law recognizes that a child’s life can be significantly impacted by a divorce, and it sets out protections for a child’s interests. Courts will require parents to have determinations for child […]

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Can I Change My Child’s Last Name After a Divorce?

patrickcrawford | April 24, 2019

The process of changing names following a divorce is not as simple as it is when a spouse takes the name of their partner upon getting married. At The Law Office of Patrick Crawford, we understand how difficult it can be to live with your family having different names and want to make the transition […]

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Divorce and Separation through a Child’s eye

patrickcrawford | March 20, 2019

There is a counselor who once said that if parents could stop being mad and remember what their children need most, divorce would be less painful. It is unfortunate that when spouses hurt each other, and they decide to go their separate ways, they get into some unhealthy form of competition, which ends up hurting […]

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