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  1. Tips For Child Custody

    Sun 06 November 2016

    Getting a divorce is miserable and it gets worse when you get separated from your children. Child custody is an agonizing situation which can leave a terrible experience if you don't know what to do. Here are some tips to help you:

    Show willingness to cooperate with your ex. You might not like your ex but, he or she is still a part of your children's lives. Show the court that you're open for cooperating with your ex.

    Take advantage of your parental rights. If you're provided with visitation rights, take advantage of it. Enjoy every minute of being with your kids while doing your daily chores.

    An in-home custody evaluation is a must. This is vital especially when your ex will try to paint a bad impression of your lifestyle. An evaluation will let the court see if your home is suitable for child care or not.

    Show a good impression. You need to show the court that you are a capable and loving parent. The court will always go for someone who is credible or believable. Arriving on time, dressing appropriately and showing proper courtroom etiquette are just some of the things that you may need to do.

    Keep proof or documents. In some situations where you strongly believe that your cild is unsafe with your ex, you should document the way your ex interacts with you or your kids. 


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  2. What You Need To Know About Guardianship

    Thu 15 September 2016

    If you have minor children, you would always be concered about their future and their welfare. One big ocncern is who would take care of your children if you unfortunately pass away. This is when guardianship would prove to be beneficial in this situation.

    What is guardianship?

    It is a legal status granted by the court which allows a person to take care of a minor child and create decisions on the child's behalf. Laws about guardianship vary from state to state. In most cases, the person applying for guardianship muct file a petition with the court. 

    Legal guardianship after death

    If a parent dies, the surviving parent will instantly be the child's legal guardian unless his or her's parental rights have been terminated. If both parents die at the same time, a guardian must be appointed by the court.

    Include guardianship provisions in your last will and testament

    One thing you need to add on your will is someone you would appoint as the guardian of your kids. You may never know when you'll meet death and you want to be sure your children are in safe hands. Without including it on your will, the court will be the one who will appoint the guardian who might not be someone you personally like.

    Make sure legal guardians are capable.

    There are certain factors that you need to consider in choosing capable guardians. Make sure they are sufficient financially, in good health and in a suitable location. Eventually, the court will give the final decision during the appointment.


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