RI Child Custody attorney David Slepkow recently published the articles below to explain potential pitfalls and common problems associated with child custody law, visitation, paternity issues and divorce. The information provided in the articles can assist divorcing couples, unmarried parents or divorced parents in understanding the available legal options to resolve common child custody and post-divorce issues successfully.
When couples divorce, one parent might request to defer the sale of the house for numerous reasons that serve the child. This article explains how the court system makes the final decision on deferring the sale of the home, which is often based on whether it is economically feasible or not. The article explains what happens if the court allows the sale of the home to be deferred including how equity will ultimately be shared when the house is sold and what happens if the parties involved cannot agree on the home’s fair market value.
This divorce, custody and federal tax law article was authored by a RI Child Custody attorney, David Slepkow. In the event there is no indication in a Final Judgment of divorce or Decision Pending Final Judgment or Property Settlement agreement as to who is entitled to claim the children as Dependency Exemptions then automatically the parent with Physical Custody of the children is entitled to claim the child or children for Federal Tax purposes.
This article provides valuable information if one parent of the child wants the other parent to pay for the child’s education at a private school. The reader will learn how this issue is usually resolved and how most Family Court judges rule in ordering the child’s father or mother to pay for their college education.
In Rhode Island, the role of Guardian ad Litem is to serve as a representative of the best interest of a child in visitation, custody and placement cases. The article describes how the Guardian does not serve as an attorney for the minor child but serves in their best interest. Article readers are informed as to who makes the final decision on legal custody or physical placement of the child. In addition, the article states how the Guardian provides recommendations and serves as a witness to challenge opinions or support opinions that directly affect the child’s future.
This article details the final outcomes of ineffective court arguments that simply do not work. Many arguments are used by a divorced parent against the other parent in an effort to control visitation, custody and management of the child’s day-to-day activities. Readers come to understand how judges respond and react to the ineffective arguments of why apparent might not want the other parent to have visitation rights or other problems including parental drug use, child support payments in arrears and paternity issues.
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“The study reported in this article explored the perceptions of rural women on custody and visitation arrangements with abusive ex-partners.” Perspectives of Rural Women,Custody and Visitation With Abusive Ex-PartnersMelanie F. Shepard1⇑Annelies K. Hagemeister2 1Department of Social Work, University of Minnesota Duluth, MN, USA Department of Social Work, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN, USAMelanie F. Shepard, Department of Social Work, University of Minnesota Duluth, 1207 Ordean Court 220 Bohannon Hall, Duluth, MN 55811, USA.
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