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What is a paternity order?

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This is an order that the court makes establishing that a man is the father of a child. Paternity orders are vital for spouses that seek child support or want to apply for benefits. You can apply for a paternity order against a man who: Has been married to you, but the marriage was dissolved…
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Different ways to establish paternity

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Establishing paternity is a great way to claim an active and ongoing role as a biological parent to your child. Here are two different ways you can establish paternity. Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity This is a consent form that both parents signs when a child is born so that you can be added to the…
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How a competent family attorney can help you

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For a variety of reasons, many people cringe when they think that they may need to contact a lawyer. This is understandable in some cases, but have you considered the many positive benefits of partnering with a wise and competent family attorney? Here are a few reasons to think about: First, if you are dealing…
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What happens after you file an order of protection?

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If you believe you or your children are in danger, you can file for an emergency order of protection. Once you file, the following happens: The perpetrator (person abusing you) is served with your complaint and a hearing date set. You and your defendant will testify, and you must prove they abused you or your…
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When you need a neutral voice

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If you were watching your favorite sports team in action, you wouldn’t be happy if the visiting coach was acting as referee, umpire, or line judge! Neutrality is expected in such circumstances. This action is described in a dictionary as ‘impartiality: the state of not supporting or helping either side in a conflict or disagreement’.…
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What is an emergency order of protection?

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This is a court order that protects you, your children, or your loved one from danger or harm by another person. Anyone can file an emergency order of protection, and it takes effect as soon as a judge approves it. Typically, the person accused of inflicting harm must be notified about the emergency of protection…
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The start of a mediation process

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Mediation is a voluntary process, where outcomes are only legally binding if later steps are taken to make them so. Nevertheless, like any process that is new to them, we know that many people are a bit wary about taking those first few steps. Therefore, it’s good to know how the process starts. During the…
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How to choose a divorce lawyer

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Choosing the right divorce lawyer is a crucial decision. It can have a major impact on the outcome of your divorce. Here are some tips on choosing the right lawyer. Honesty – You should look for a lawyer who will be upfront and give an honest opinion on cost and outcome. Experience – You want…
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