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    • International Adoption – Advance Processing

      What is Advance Processing? The United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recommends that all prospective parents file an application for “Advance Processing” before they ...

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    • Child Custody and Support Newsletters

      Garnishment in Child Support Actions When the assets of the absent parent are unknown and outside the jurisdiction of the court, a garnishment of the parent’s wages to collect past due child support ...

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    • Post-Decree Modification of Child Custody

      Post-Decree Modification of Child Custody A court is guided by one principle when deciding the issue of child custody. That principle is the best interest of the child. The best interest of the child ...

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    • Modification of Custody based on Parental Unfitness

      Modification of Custody based on Parental Unfitness If subsequent to the time a court awarded joint or sole legal custody to a parent, the parent becomes unfit to have custody of the child, a court ...

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    • Child Custody and Support Newsletters

      Garnishment in Child Support Actions When the assets of the absent parent are unknown and outside the jurisdiction of the court, a garnishment of the parent’s wages to collect past due child support ...

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    • Imputed Income for Child Support Determinations

      Imputed Income for Child Support Determinations In calculating how much child support should be paid to the custodial parent of a child, a count may consider not only how much money a parent is ...

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    • Garnishment in Child Support Actions

      Garnishment in Child Support Actions When the assets of the absent parent are unknown and outside the jurisdiction of the court, a garnishment of the parent’s wages to collect past due child support ...

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    • Divorce Newsletters

      Alimony: Rehabilitative Spousal Support Alimony awards, also called "spousal support," are usually granted at the court’s discretion upon a determination, which takes into account certain factors, ...

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    • Annulment and the “Relation Back” Doctrine

      In the United States, a party wishing to annul his or her marriage does so with a goal of having a court nullify the marriage as if it never existed between the spouses. Individuals who have their ...

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    • Parental Liability for a Minor’s Torts

      A parent may be liable for a minor ‘ s torts. The parent may be found liable if the parent was negligent in their actions. The parent may be liable for an injury inflicted by the minor, if the injury ...

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