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Have you changed jobs? Your child support amount can change, too

If you share custody of your children and have changed to a new job, the child support amount you have to pay will not immediately change to reflect the new job's salary.  However, you can request that the court change your child support order.

The basic facts of visitation rights

After a divorce or a separation, if you are a parent, you will likely have questions related to seeing your children. You will need to decide with your co-parent whether you will share custody or whether one of you will have sole custody of the children, leaving the other parent to visit. If you aren't able to independently make an agreement with your co-parent, then you may need to go through the courts for a resolution.

Get the facts straight on child custody in West Virginia

During your marriage, you and your spouse might have been the type of couple who split all your parenting duties evenly. On the other hand, one of you may have been a main provider in one area, such as driving the kids to activities, while the other was more of a disciplinarian. Either way, you no doubt had your own unique way of doing things in your family and each took your role as a parent seriously.

Marital split-up doesn't have to give you a splitting headache

You have finally decided to end your marriage, but you feel conflicted. You are eager to complete the divorce process and move on with your own life. At the same time, you are worried that your divorce process will be a drawn-out battle that will take away your peace of mind.

Negotiating changes to your holiday parenting visitation schedule

For divorced parents this time of year, one issue that's likely forefront in your mind is seeing the kids over the holidays. Regardless of your relationship with your ex, figuring out the holiday visitation schedule is not only challenging, it may be one of the biggest conflicts you encounter when it comes to joint custody.

How to seek what your spouse may be hiding in divorce

Like most parents in West Virginia, you have likely played hide and seek with your children on more than one occasion. Such games are timeless and often provide free and easy means for keeping kids occupied and entertained. Fast forward to your upcoming divorce proceedings, however, and you may quickly realize that not all hide and seek games are innocent or harmless. In fact, when it comes to property division and assets that rightfully belong to you, the last thing you need is to have to prove they exist.

Do you know you can write your own parenting plan in divorce?

Over the years, as you've raised your children alongside the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of West Virginia, you've likely faced many ups and downs together as a family. Perhaps, one of your biggest challenges came the day you sat your kids down to tell them you were getting divorced. Hopefully, you have a close relationship and were able to reassure them that while some things would definitely be changing in their lives, the one thing that will never change is your love for them.

Balancing the scales of child custody

Within a relatively short period of time, the structure of the average family household has changed. Society no longer expects mothers to stay home, raise the children and keep house. Fathers are not necessarily the sole breadwinners of the family. Your own family may reflect these welcome changes if you and your spouse both work fulltime out of the home and equally share the household chores.


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