Divorces are difficult on the entire family, and it doesn't make things easier that you have to divide the amount of time you spend with your kids for birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions with your ex — especially when you're a dad who's not the custodial parent. Unfortunately, there are a lot of dads who struggle through holidays without their kids. You don't want to be one of them. So, use these tips to learn how to deal with visitation during birthdays and holidays.
If you are getting divorced, you are going to want to retain a divorce lawyer for your needs. To help you understand the importance of this, you will want to review the following points.
Easily Settle Support Matters
Whether you are going to be on the receiving or paying end of a child or spousal support order, you will want to make sure that you are getting a fair deal.
Custody battles can get heated. Quite often, parents find themselves going after each other in the courtroom for full custody. However, courts do not like to see parents bashing each other. They would rather see parents highlight their own attributes and reasons why they're the better choice, which is what you should strive to do. In the instance that your co-parent is unfit or a danger to the children, it may be in your best interest to present information that proves they are unfit.
An important part of the adoption process is the home study. In the family court, the home study is given a lot of weight and can have a bearing on whether or not a judge approves an adoption. If you are in the process of adopting a child, here is what you need to know.
Why Is the Home Study Conducted?
The home study is an opportunity for a case worker or other professional to assess the safety of your home and to collect information about you and your family that can be used to determine whether or not an adopted child would connect well with the family.
The process for using witnesses in uncontested divorce cases appears to be ready for a change in Maryland. Uncontested divorces are used when two people agree on all aspects of a divorce and can meet the special requirements necessary to qualify for this status. This is why you need a witness. However, the state legislature is proceeding on rule changes that will affect how witnesses are used in a divorce proceeding.