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What Is Considered “Income” When Calculating Child Support?

The term 'income' can be interpreted broadly when calculating child support. It isn't just your wages or salary. Your "gross income" is taken into consideration, which means courts look at your comprehensive earnings when calculating and approving your child support arrangement.

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What Are the Biological Parent’s Rights in Adoption?

Embarking on the journey of adoption is a profound and life-changing decision filled with complexities and emotional highs and lows. It's a process that calls for understanding, patience, and a keen eye for the myriad legal requirements and procedures involved. That's where we, at The Law Office of Ivy L. Graham, step in.

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Adoption FAQ

Adopting a child is one of the most rewarding experiences a family can have, but it's also an incredibly complex process that can cause uncertainty and confusion.

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When Your Ex Is Dragging Out Your Divorce

Divorce is never an easy decision, but it’s sometimes the best option for you and your family. However, what happens when your spouse drags out the divorce process? What steps should you take?

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Common Pitfalls of a Prenuptial Agreement

Marriage is a joyous event that brings excitement and eagerness to embark on a journey together in love, but that doesn’t mean you should enter into it without making informed decisions regarding potential obstacles in the future.

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Pitfalls of Self-Represented Divorces

A divorce is not only a painful and emotionally stressful experience but also a potentially costly one. The cost of legal expenses included in the divorce process can sometimes lead to people feeling tempted to just represent themselves and forego hiring a divorce attorney. Even in less contentious and amicable divorce situations, self-representation is not your best option, for a variety of reasons.

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Family Law FAQs

Matters involving domestic relationships or making familial changes are often complicated, delicate, and must be handled diligently. Whether you're filing for divorce or need assistance with alimony, asset division, child custody arrangements, adoption, or other family law matters, getting reliable advocacy and guidance is crucial to make well-informed decisions and avoid irreversible errors.

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Is It Possible to Relocate With Children After a Divorce?

Every year, many American households move from one state to another for various reasons, including employment and educational opportunities, starting a family, or moving closer to loved ones. Similarly, either party may decide to relocate after a divorce to start afresh.

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What Can I Do If My Ex Isn’t Paying Their Child Support?

When the non-custodial parent is delinquent with child support payments, the other party may be entitled to seek enforcement through a court order or by filing a contempt motion against the non-compliant party.

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Dispelling Adoption Myths

In Louisiana, adoption provides an opportunity for individuals and couples to accept someone else's child legally into their family. Also, they can raise the new child as their own and provide them with adequate care, consistent love, and a home in which to live. However, there are lots of misconceptions and false assumptions that prevent families from utilizing adoption opportunities.

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