When parents divorce, the child normally lives with one of the parents while the other parents pays child support. Child support orders transfer the earnings of one parent to the other, so that the child is financially supported via the parents’ combined wealth. How does child support work? Child support is usually paid monthly and…

There are key differences between a civilian protection order, which is issued and enforced by state courts, and military protection orders, which are issued and enforced by the military. Understanding the differences will help you determine which to get. How the two protection orders are issued State courts issue civilian protection orders:. Both sides get…

If you’re a victim of domestic violence or abuse, or you are experiencing significant and ongoing financial harm due to identity theft, then Social Security can assign you a different number. General Things to Keep in Mind You will still need to keep both social security numbers handy, as new employers will often need both…

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines elder abuse as a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person, such as: Physical abuse where the abused person may have burns, slight swelling from being squeezed,…

Going through a divorce, you might wonder if your spouse gets part of your retirement benefits. Pretty important no matter what, but especially if you are nearing retirement age and didn’t factor in divorce as a life event. Here’s the bottom line, if you are going through a divorce, your retirement benefits are in direct…

There are many reasons to change a parenting plan. Children get older and their interest, activities and needs also change. Or, a parent’s circumstances may have changed. People move, lifestyle changes, new jobs, financial status etc. Mediation Parents can always negotiate between themselves (outside of court) on modifying sections of the parenting plan, but if…

The category of people that can easily file for non-parental visitation is any blood relative, stepparents, siblings, or half siblings. File the paperwork in superior court of whichever county the child resides in. Be ready for a hearing if you submit a petition and affidavit from other people supporting your visitation request. The court will…

Non-parent custody petition refers to a situation where someone who didn’t biologically give birth to a child is requesting for legal custody of the child. This non-parent person is called the petitioner. To win this case in court, there must be substantial evidence that the parent is either unfit or the place the child lives…

Every industry has opportunities for scams and fraud, and the medical industry is far from exempt. Even people within the industry or workplace may not realize when fraudulent practices are going on around them. Because fraud schemes typically originate near the top of an organization, people who keep the books, fill out the forms, or…

Stay calm and use the following advice if this happens to you. Take the accusation seriously Parents are routinely accused of ridiculous things: trying to sell their children to relatives for drug money; molesting a child in the living room during a family party; beating a child with a baseball bat – without leaving bruises….

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