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April 2011 Archives

Man beats wife in front of judge; mad about child support orders

When judges in Washington are making decisions regarding child support and child custody, their primary concern is the best interest of the children. There are numerous factors considered that the judge considers, including a history of domestic violence and the relationship each child has with the parents.

Paternity test reveals twins have different dads

Paternity tests are court-ordered and taken for one of two reasons - to prove or disprove biological fatherhood. On a reality-based television talk show broadcast in Washington, a woman wanted to publicly determine the father of her twins. However, to the show's host surprise and to the shock of the mother of the fraternal twins, not one, but two separate men were found to have fathered her children.

Child custody battle over for Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller

For awhile, Charlie Sheen and his bizarre conversation topics made their ways into almost every household. People talked about warlocks, winning and alcoholic escapades. Eventually, his family life also made it into the media in Washington and throughout the country.

Properly using orders of protection during Washington divorce

In Washington, orders of protection can be awarded during divorce in an effort to prevent abuse. Orders of protection are usually constructed in one of two ways - "stay away" or "refrain from" - and both types are intended to foster safer living relations and prevent domestic violence during the divorce process.

Keanu Reeves takes paternity test to disprove woman's allegations

Raising a child can be a tremendous amount of work. In an ideal situation, both parents know they have parental responsibilities, and they work together to raise the child. In other situations, however, that is not quite what happens.

Washington tax tips for divorced couples with children

Divorce can be one of the most difficult times of a person's life. Unfortunately, even after the divorce is complete, you may still be faced with legal challenges. If you have children and are getting ready to file your first tax return since your divorce, it may be beneficial to find professional support.

Antiquated child custody laws unfair to men and women

In Washington, parenting plans are created with the best interests of the children in mind. The courts should consider a variety of factors, including the amount of time both parents spend with the children, each parent's potential for future wage earning and the children's relationship with each parent.

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