The answers to some of the most frequent questions that people have, when it comes to family law, are dependent on certain states laws on the subject inquired upon. Today I’d like to give an example of researching a particular state’s laws and/or resources concerning family law and the rights of parents as well as tips for parents who are new to the game or veterans looking for a little extra knowledge and information.
Child Support Questions
- How can I get my child support reduced?
- He’s behind on his child support, what can I do?
- Can I decide where the child support money goes to? (i.e. college fund, trust fund etc)
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can the child decide where they want to live?
- Can she leave the state without telling me?
- Does he have the right to come take my child?
The answers to these kinds of questions are going to require a few phone calls and some research and possibly consulting with a legal professional. Here’s a great resource for parents in Arizona. A Google search for Arizona family law resources, or something similar, will get you started. Here is a resource available to the public that has tools from Child Support Calculators to Parenting Plans that includes a how-to guide for new parents; all it takes is a little digging.
A Great place to gather knowledge is at your local library or university library. Often times the information you’re looking for is readily accessible to the public. You don’t have to go to law school to be an attorney, the information is out there. Here’s a resource from University Of Arizona’s College of Law website. Included are web links to several family legal resource sites.
It’s not going to be an easy fix or a simple answer, in any legal matter. Every case is different. Every situation is unique. The one thing that remains true throughout is that you’re not the only one going through this. There are tons of websites, books on state law and local resources out there for you. It’s just up to you to make use of them and arm yourself with knowledge.