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Temporary Orders

In cases involving divorce, paternity suits or other cases involving the parent-child relationship a party may ask his or her attorney to seek a temporary order.  The purpose of a temporary order is to obtain a court order for the protection of the child and for protection of marital property during the pendency of a case.  A

Modifications in Child Support Cases

When a court issues an order involving child support and/or health and dental insurance, it retains jurisdiction to modify its own order.  This is a common feature in child support. A person’s income can change over the years and the person paying the child support (called the obligor) should anticipate that the parent receiving child

Uniform Interstate Family Support Act

The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) limits the jurisdiction that can properly establish and modify child support orders and addresses the enforcement of child support obligations within the United States. In 1996, Congress passed, and President Bill Clinton signed, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, which required that states adopt UIFSA by January

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (USSJEA)

he Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) is designed to give all states a pattern to follow in determining how to exercise jurisdiction over custodial issues. Since adults today are very mobile they take their children with them as they travel all over the country, looking for new employment, following a new spouse

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