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Child Support and Veterans Benefits - Q and A

My only income is Veteran's Benefits - do I have to pay court-ordered child support? Yes. Unless state law says otherwise, a court has the right to include the money that you receive from the VA as income when it decides how much you should pay for child support. This is true even if your Veteran's Benefits are your only source of income. It is very important for you to let the VA know that you have children and/or a spouse because you may receive extra benefi more...

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Child Custody and Military Service

Deployment of a parent can have an obvious impact on child custody plans, creating stress on parents and children. Many State laws on divorce and child custody do not include anything specific about military service.  A special project of the U.S. Department of Defense called "USA 4 Military Families" is trying to change that.  The goal of the project is to make sure that military service is never the sole reason why a servicemember l more...

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Divorce In Military Families – How It’s Different & What You Need To Know

Read our popular Q & A to get started. more...

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Family Law Overview

What is Family Law?"Family law" is the term lawyers use to describe laws that affect families.  The most common types of "family law" cases are:divorce (with or without children) andparental rights (where non-married parents address issues relating to their children)."Family law" also includes adoption, state termination of parental rights, protection from domestic abuse, and other family-related issues. On this page, we'll talk about divorce and par more...

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Myths and Mistakes in Military Divorce

Special laws and rules apply when a spouse in the military is involving in divorce proceedings. This is a list of common mistakes that can be avoided. The list has been prepared by the LAMP Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association. more...

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