When you're getting divorced, you can make a tough time easier for your children (and yourself) if you work with the other parent to agree on a custody plan on child support. If you can't resolve these issues, you'll have to head to court, and ask a judge to step in.
Either way, Nolo's Essential Guide to Child Custody & Support
can help. You'll learn:
- how negotiation and mediation can keep costs down and improve future dealings with your ex
- where to find your state's child support guidelines
- how judges make custody decisions
- how to enforce and change custody and support orders
- how court trials work
- what military families need to know
- when you need a lawyer and how to work with one
You'll also find specifics about each state's laws, including what factors courts consider when they rule on custody arrangements and what happens when one parent wants to move away with the children.