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What is a paternity order?

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…
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Different ways to establish paternity

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…
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When you need a neutral voice

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…
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The start of a mediation process

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…
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How to choose a divorce lawyer

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…
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What are ‘mandated reporters’?

This is a question our team are asked from time to time regarding reports of suspected child abuse. Many different people can initiate an investigation. The list includes other family members, neighbors and friends. In terms of occupations, reports are…
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Child custody dos

As a parent, you’ll be committed to winning your child custody case. Unfortunately, not knowing what to do can adversely affect your chances of winning. Here are 6 dos that can help you win your child custody case. Collaborate with…
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