Posts Tagged ‘custodial parent’

Determining Head of Household After You’ve Been Divorced

If you are divorced and there is a dependent child living at home, you may be thinking about who gets to claim head of household. If you are low-income and you are now considered single, this could lead to a higher tax refund, and you could get back money that will benefit you in many… Continue reading →

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Children, Divorce, Family Law | Comments Off on Determining Head of Household After You’ve Been Divorced

When Your Child Has Uninsured Medical Expenses

What happens if you have gone through a divorce and your child has uninsured medical expenses? This could become a matter of attention when you have entered the divorce process with your spouse and child support is in the works. Uninsured medical expenses are usually figured in with child support and are medical expenses that… Continue reading →

When am I Allowed to Deny Visitation Rights by the Other Parent?

If you have no custody order in place, usually anything is fair game. However, once that order is in place and instructing you on where your child goes at any given time, it is important to abide by what appears within. If your ex has a scheduled visitation with the child and you deny this… Continue reading →

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Child visitation, Children, Parental rights, Reasonable Visitation, Visitation Rights | Comments Off on When am I Allowed to Deny Visitation Rights by the Other Parent?

Can I Deny my Ex-Spouse Visitation?

Denying visitation is a big issue among custodial parents. Often a parents believes they have justifiable rights for denying visitation to their ex-spouse, but the law prohibits it. Unless the court has granted a child custody modification for new visitation rights, you are not allowed to deny visitation. The courts frown upon making decisions like… Continue reading →

Unmarried Parents and Child Support

In every state, parents are required to support their children. Therefore, parents are required to pay child support even if they were never married.  If one parent financially supports the child more than the other, then the non-custodial parent will have to pay child support. Amount of support is determined depends on how much each… Continue reading →

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Child Support, Unmarried Parents | Comments Off on Unmarried Parents and Child Support

I’m Unemployed-How Do I Pay Child Support?

In California, child support is based on an algebraic formula which takes into account a variety of factors including each parent’s tax filing status and average monthly income. Child support is usually awarded to the parent with whom the child spends the majority of his or her time with, called the custodial parent, and is… Continue reading →

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Child Support | Comments Off on I’m Unemployed-How Do I Pay Child Support?

Do I have To Pay Child Support?

Every child deserves his or her parent’s support – both emotional and financial. Both parents are required to support their child until he or she reaches the age of 18, graduates from high school, marries, emancipates or joins the military. The non-custodial parent is required to pay a reasonable amount of child support to the… Continue reading →

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Child Support | Comments Off on Do I have To Pay Child Support?

Can I claim my child as a dependent?

According to the Federal Tax Code Section 152(e), “A custodial parent is generally entitled to the personal exemption for a qualifying child when the child: ·         is under the age of 19 at the end of the tax year ·         is under the age of 24 and a full-time student ·         is your biological, adopted,… Continue reading →

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Family Law, money & property | Comments Off on Can I claim my child as a dependent?

How does the Court Decide Which Parents gets Custody

A common question posed during a divorce trial is, how does the court decide which parent receives custody of the child? The answer to this is that the court needs to determine what is in the best interest of the child. The court takes into account a wide variety of factors to determine the best… Continue reading →

Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Children | Comments Off on How does the Court Decide Which Parents gets Custody

Long Distance Parenting

Parents want to be close to their children, to participate in their daily routine and upbringing. What happens if after a divorce, one parent needs to move to a different geographic area due to a job opportunity, new relationship or other obligation? This can be a challenging situation for all parties involved. There are, however,… Continue reading →

Next »