What is a paternity test

Paternity tests and custody cases

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When it comes to custody cases, you can ask for a paternity test if parentage hasn’t been established. This mostly occurs when you want to find out if the individual assumed to be the father of your child is their biological parent. Unfortunately, if there is already a court order that declares someone is the…
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Dos during a custody hearing

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A child custody hearing is a critical legal hearing that should be maneuvered through with utmost care. As a parent, a custody hearing can affect you emotionally, but this shouldn’t affect your actions and decisions. Here are some of the dos that you should adhere to during the process: Do show a readiness to work…
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Child adoption services Joliet IL

Challenges to expect when adopting a child

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Adoption is a life-changing decision that changes the dynamics of your marriage and can affect your relationship in significant ways. Before contacting your family attorney, you must be mentally and physically prepared for all the challenges that come with adoption. First, you must be financially stable as adoption can be pricy. A lawyer can look…
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When you might need a family attorney

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Sometimes situations in our lives put us in need of some extra help when it comes to our family. There are several times in life when hiring an experienced family attorney could be beneficial for your family, such as: Child Custody Hearings Spousal Support such as alimony or child support payments Division of property after…
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Estate planning tips for newlyweds

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Are you planning to get married soon, or have you recently said: “I do?” Consider estate planning, as well. Here are some tips to make sure you have things in order before or shortly after you tie the knot. Review your insurance policies. These include life insurance, automobile insurance, and homeowner’s insurance. It may make…
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Handling co-parenting during back to school

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Divorce and child custody arrangements are complicated. Despite the differences that led to the divorce, parents must figure out how to set their differences aside for the sake of the child. The back to school process is especially tricky, but you and your co-parent can always agree if you abide by these 5 tips. Create…
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Where there’s a will there’s a way

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This old saying has been around, in this form, for around two hundred years. It doesn’t refer specifically to the act of making a will but is a terrific signpost for the benefits of doing so. By making a will you are showing the way forward after you are no longer able to affect matters…
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Things to consider when hiring a divorce lawyer

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It is true divorce can be emotional, tedious, and completely draining. When you’ve decided it’s the path you want to take, taking the battle on your own could make you miss some details, or even prolong the process. Therefore, hiring the right lawyer can lighten up the load, making you get what you deserve. Before…
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Mediation services near me

What situations can be helped by mediation?

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The dictionary definition of the word mediation is ‘intervention in a dispute in order to resolve it’. Neutral, third party, mediation is not automatically legally-binding but is a process that can often help avoid costly litigation. It can be used in family situations, such as divorce, regarding the division of assets (and debts). It can…
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