Family Law Attorneys 070720

As family law attorneys, this is a very common question we hear from divorced or divorcing parents. The short answer is that until the child turns 18, the court has the final say as to which parent has custody of the minor child or children. However, it rarely seems that simple. Here are some things…

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Family Lawyer 050520

Although you may not normally question the time your child or children spend with their other parent, during the current coronavirus pandemic, there may be new concerns. If the other parent works in the health care industry or is a first responder, you may want a temporary modification for the safety of the children. If…

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Family Attorney

Sometimes after a divorce, you and your former spouse may never need to have contact with each other again. However, when children and real property are involved, you may need the assistance of a family attorney for years to come. When your divorce attorney also handles family law, they can continue to help you throughout…

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Divorce Attorney

It is true that Wagstaff Law Office handles divorce settlements for our clients, but we also offer many other services. Sometimes families come to us with exciting news of a pending adoption; other times a parent or relative approaches us with a request for assistance with a custody issue. Whether you are choosing a divorce…

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Divorce Lawyers

One of the reasons many victims of abuse stay in an abusive relationship is because they believe their abuser will change. Another reason is due to the financial stability they have when they are with their partner. Some stay because they believe their children will be better off in a home with two parents and…

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Attorney

You may think that as the victim, you do not need an attorney; however, there are many reasons you may want to hire one. Your attorney will look out for your best interests and guide you through the process whether or not you choose to press charges. When you try to go it alone, you…

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Guardian ad Litem

You may have heard the term Guardian ad Litem and wondered what it means, or you may have been assigned one for your child never having heard the term before. Basically, a Guardian ad Litem is a person who helps a child in a difficult divorce, custody situation, or other situations when a child needs…

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Divorce and separation affect more than just parents and their children. Often grandparents, aunts and uncles and other close relatives who were used to spending significant time with a child miss the time they once shared with their grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Sometimes grandparents and other relatives have not been considered in the visitation schedules…

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There are times when the parent is not parenting and it would be in the child’s best interest for them to be with another family member. If you believe that a relative child would benefit from you raising them, you can petition to become the caregiver. Although there are cases where you may not need…

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We know that children with divorced parents thrive when their parents set aside the differences that may have led to divorce and focus on working together to provide stability for the entire family. When the wellbeing of the kids is the priority for both parents, children are more likely to grow up becoming more emotionally…

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