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Military divorce: What's a Qualified Domestic Relations Order?

Some spouses of military service members can receive part of their ex's military retirement benefits following divorce. In order to receive these benefits, the spouse must receive a court order that provides for disbursements from military retired pay and the specific amount that shall be paid.

Understand step-parent adoptions if you are considering one

You love your new wife more than anything. You get along well with the kids that she has from a previous marriage. Since the children's father isn't in the picture, you'd like to adopt them so that you can play an active and legal role in their upbringing.

Can I reduce my child support payments?

Everything in life is changing, and, unfortunately, the salaries we receive from our jobs can change, too -- sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. Perhaps you were working a lucrative job as an engineer when you got your divorce, and the judge ordered you to pay $1,000 monthly in child support. Recently, though, you got laid off.

Child custody matters can require collaborative efforts

There are many things that you have to think about when you are ending a relationship. Whether you are in a same-sex relationship that involves children or a traditional marriage with children, you will have to work through child custody issues when the relationship ends.

3 reasons to work with your adoption attorney in Alaska

Adding to your family is exciting. You get to have a child you always wanted or one who you already care for like your own. It’s a major step in your life, and you want it to go as smoothly as possible. Fortunately, adoption is usually straightforward when you work with an attorney. There are many ways that it could go wrong or that you could fail to meet legal requirements, but your attorney can help make sure you don’t make mistakes that could add time to your wait to grow your family.