Blog Posts in December, 2014

If Juvenile Courts are Involved, Outcomes Can Be Different than Family Courts

Jasmine M was 16 years old when she gave birth to her son JT. JT's father, Aaron S, was serving time in prison for robbery. At the time, Jasmine was a dependent of the juvenile court system, and ...
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The Role of Child Custody Evaluators

Leslie O and Thomas O were going through a divorce proceeding. They had one child, three-year old Wyatt, and they argued over child custody. Wyatt was a special needs child with developmental delays. ...
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UCCJEA: When Child Custody Is the Issue

In 1892, a group of lawyers from all the states in the United States met in Chicago to draft laws that would bring uniformity and clarity to state laws and legislation. The group continues to meet to ...
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Without More, a Presumption Doesn't Make It a Fact

Richard H and Natasha W never married but lived together off and on and had two kids together, Quentin (now age 8) and Linda (age 6). They were no longer a couple, but Richard often visited his ...
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When Reconciliation Trumps Child Support

George Vargas and Allyson Helgestad never married but from 2005 to 2009, they lived together. During that time, they had two children. In October, 2009, they separated and Allyson filed a paternity ...
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