Can Tax Refunds be Intercepted When a Parent Doesn’t Pay?

Perhaps you have already enforced a child support order and your spouse has not been keeping up with payments. This could be for many reasons. Perhaps they lost their job, or perhaps they believe that they can skirt out of payments without any consequences. No matter the reason, as long as your spouse does not… Continue reading →

Child Support and a Child Who Isn’t Biologically Yours

At the Law Offices of Amy M. Montes, we handle a variety of family law matters that may have a huge impact on your life. One of these is paternity, and acknowledging it so that parents can have rights to a child in their life, as well as receive support in situations where it is… Continue reading →

The Many Types of Pleadings You Could See in a Divorce

When you are involved in a divorce, you have probably found that there is so much paperwork involved with your case. From the initial petition, to figuring out finances, you will find that the paperwork seems to never end! The good news is, most states follow similar guidelines when it comes to pleadings. Today we… Continue reading →

Ways That Prenuptial Agreements Could be Declared Invalid

If you are looking to get married, one of the best choices you can make for yourself and for your spouse is to execute a prenuptial agreement, which will allow you to both have rights if you ever decide to divorce. One of the best things to do in your marriage is to prepare for… Continue reading →

What is Voluntary Impoverishment? What Can I Do?

Perhaps you have already gone through one of the most difficult parts of your divorce: the child support hearing. A time that you may have dreaded, wondering if your case would be treated fairly and you would get the results you were hoping for, you’re now feeling relaxed and ready to move forward. But then… Continue reading →

What Happens to Your Mortgage During a Divorce?

Today we will discuss some of the options you have when dealing with your mortgage in divorce. All too often people focus on certain aspects of divorce and forget the rest. In divorce, the mortgage is important because it deals with the home you shared during your marriage. What will happen afterwards? Selling, Taking Over… Continue reading →

What if Your Child Wants to Change Their Residency?

When it comes to children, here’s how the courts view things: They probably won’t allow an 8-year-old to make decisions. The truth is, when it comes to many matters and your child’s role of making decisions, it all comes down to the court’s preference and whether or not your child is old and mature enough… Continue reading →

When Your Spouse Suggests Mediation for Custody Matters

What happens if your ex-spouse comes to you and suggests that you take care of your custody matters in a new way? Perhaps they suggested the process of mediation for all your custody matters because they believe that, if you two sit down, you can come to an agreement on all the important aspects. However,… Continue reading →

Joint Physical Custody: Are There Pros and Cons?

Before we look at the pros and cons of joint physical custody, you first need to understand what it is. Joint custody is the way that two parents share even custody amongst their child. In this physical custody arrangement, children live with their parent one part of the week and with the other parent for… Continue reading →

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