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Legal Help for Fathers

Fathers who are involved in legal battles, whether for divorce, custody, visitation rights, or child support can find help and resources here. Get information about the legal system, where to find competent counsel and how to work within the system to defend yourself and your relationship with your children.

Ex Parte Order
Definition of an ex parte order in family law and custody proceedings.

Ten Tips for Fathers in Surviving the Divorce Process
For any father contemplating divorce, the decision is fraught with emotion and fear. These ten tips to remember if you decide to proceed will help drive a more positive outcome to a very negative process.

Parenting Plan
A definition of a parenting plan in family law and custody issues.

Family Law Glossary for Fathers
A glossary of legal terms that will be helpful for fathers to understand in a family law case involving them.

Ward of the Court
A definition of ward of the court in family law proceedings.

Supervised Visitation
A definition of supervised visitation in family law cases.

Sole Custody
A definition of sole custody in family law cases.

Shared Custody
A definition of shared custody in family law cases.

Qualified Domestic Relations Order
A definition of qualified domestic relations order, or QDRO, in family law cases.

Paternity Suit
A definition of paternity suit in family law proceedings.

No Fault Proceeding
A definition of no fault proceedings in family law cases.

Minor
A definition of minor in family law cases.

Legal Separation
A definition of legal separation in family law cases.

Divorce
A definition of divorce in family law cases.

Community Property
Definition of community property in family law cases.

Child Support
A definition of child support.

Annulment
Definition of an annulment in family law cases.

Order to Show Cause
What is an order to show cause?

Mediation
The definition of mediation as it relates to a divorce and custody determination

Guardian Ad Litem
Information about Guardian Ad Litem.

Alimony
Legal meaning of the term alimony.

What Should I Ask A Potential Divorce Lawyer?
Dealing with family law matters such as divorce, custody, visitation and child support can be daunting, but having a good family law attorney represent you makes a big difference. Find out what questions you should ask a divorce lawyer before retaining him or her.

Communicate with Your Family Law Attorney
When you retain an attorney to represent you in a divorce or custody process, staying in touch with him or her is critical. Here are some pointers on effectively communicating with your family law attorney.

Finding and Selecting a Good Family Law Attorney
Dealing with family law matters such as divorce, custody, visitation and child support can be daunting, but having a good family law attorney represent you makes a big difference. Find out how to find, identify and select a reputable family law attorney who will represent your interests.

Why Men Lose in Family Court
It sure seems sometimes like the odds are stacked against men who are involved in custody related issues. This informative article suggests reasons why men are often not viewed equally and how to better make your case in family court.

The 10 Stupidest Mistakes Men Make When Facing Divorce - Book Review
The 10 Stupidest Mistakes Men Make When Facing Divorce by Joseph Cordell is a must read for men considering a divorce. Written in an easy to read and interesting style, this book will help any man avoid common pitfalls and prepare for one of the most emotionally charged experiences of life.

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