Family Law

HIGHLY ACCLAIMED FAMILY LAW SERVICES IN JACKSON

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CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION

Are you undergoing a separation or divorce? Structured child custody, care and visitation are critical components to your plans. Visitation, also known as time-share, is the plan for how the parents will share time with the child or children.

There are two types of child custody orders:

1. Legal custody grants decision-making ability to the caretaker for important issues such as healthcare, education and welfare.

2. Physical custody determines with whom each child lives.     
Robert G. Moore has over 46 years of experience in family law. Your child custody case is in excellent hands at our firm.

CHILD SUPPORT

Child support is the amount of money that the court orders one parent to pay the other parent every month for the support of the child or children. California has a formula, known as a guideline, for determining child support amounts in all cases.

Major factors in the formula include each parent's income and the amount of time each parent spends caring for the children. 

Both parents are responsible for supporting children under age 18.

Require assistance with payments? You may request a wage assignment order from a employer to make child support payments directly to the parent entitled to receive support. 

GUARDIANSHIP & ADOPTION

A formal guardianship may be appropriate when the child's or children's parents are unable to provide care for reasons such as illness, military duty drug or alcohol addiction, incarceration or even death.

If you are interested in legally adopting a child, you agree to assume the parenting for another person and thereby permanently transfer all rights and responsibilities from the biological parents. Our firm also has experience handling the intricacies of adult adoption, whereby an older adult adopts a younger adult and the parties assume a legal parent-child relationship. Interested in learning more? Give our office a call today!
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