The Special Needs Child and Divorce

Author: Margaret S. Price
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604424928
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Examines what can be done to make the family court system work better for special needs children and their families, in a text with sample forms, resource materials, and contact information for organizations and state agencies.

Divorce and the Special Needs Child

Author: Margaret Pegi Price
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857002846
Format: PDF
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Going through a divorce is always tough, but when a child with special needs is involved it can be especially challenging. This book takes a clear and comprehensive look at every aspect of the legal divorce process, and addresses all of the legal issues that divorcing parents of children with special needs face. The author guides parents through the initial hurdles of choosing the right lawyer for their case, and explains exactly how to work with them to achieve the best possible outcome for all concerned. From agreeing upon child custody arrangements that meet the particular needs of the child, to making provision for child support payments, gathering together the documentation needed to prove a case, and dealing with financial issues such as debts and property distribution, no aspect of divorce is left uncovered. A set of checklists is included to ensure that parents consider everything they need to, and the book concludes with a useful list of further resources. Written by an experienced family lawyer who went through her own divorce when her son, who has autism, was six, this book offers much-needed guidance to divorcing parents of children with a variety of special needs.

Divorce

Author: Randall M. Kessler
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781627225731
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A divorce may be the most important business and personal transaction that someone will go through in their lifetime. Divorce: Protect Yourself, Your Kids, and Your Future is a user-friendly guide that offers a roadmap to the often confusing and complicated divorce process. In clear, plain English language, author Randy Kessler helps explain the process to laypersons or clients who are unfamiliar with what to expect throughout the course of a divorce case. At the same time, he clears up some of the most common concerns and misconceptions that people have when they begin the process of separation and divorce. This guide helps you be fully prepared at the beginning of this journey, offering an easy-to-understand guide to the overwhelming process of divorce. It explains, step-by-step, the entire process of divorce, including: How to select an attorney The right questions to ask in order to help get the necessary answers Preparing for trial Child custody and child support issues Alimony and division of property What mediation is and how it works And much more Randy Kessler, a nationally known family lawyer who is often called upon by major television networks, newspapers, and magazines to explain and comment on family law cases in the news. This book is the result of more than twenty-five years of practical experience and reflects Randy s passion for explaining divorce in a straightforward manner."

Estate Planning

Author: Wayne M. Gazur
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454869003
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This casebook introduces students to the principles of estate planning and challenges them to analyze simulated client scenarios. Featuring a case-study and problems approach in which the principles of estate planning are first introduced and then demonstrated through student analysis of short exercises and simulated client situations. A forms supplement on a CD is an additional tool for giving students practice with drafting exercises.

Conducting Child Custody Evaluations

Author: Philip M. Stahl
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483343197
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Covering the mental health expert's many roles as therapist, mediator, evaluator, consultant to attorneys, expert witness, and more, Philip M. Stahl's Conducting Child Custody Evaluations: From Basic to Complex Issues addresses key topics such as the best interests of the child, custody and time share, divorce and its impact on children, and children's developmental needs. From tackling the terror of testifying to critiquing your own child custody evaluations and avoiding bias inherent in this work, this practical and easy-to-read book offers comprehensive coverage vital to practitioners in this field.

The Hague Abduction Convention

Author: Jeremy D. Morley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781634255691
Format: PDF, Docs
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Handling Hague abduction cases is challenging and fulfilling. Although Hague cases are tried very quickly, they still require an intimate knowledge of the Convention and of the voluminous case law that has developed around it. Hague cases also require a complete understanding of international child custody law in general and in particular, for U.S. practitioners, of the relationship between The Hague Convention and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction & Enforcement Act. The Convention operates in the U.S. in ways that differ from those in other Hague countries. This is because of the federal legislation that implements the treaty, the concurrence of federal and state jurisdiction, the lack of a specialized group of judges who handle cases under the Convention, the uniform state legislation on child custody jurisdiction, and a host of other factors. When children are the subject of international family law disputes, the challenges are often great and emotions generally run high. Simply put, money can be divided but children cannot. This book is a must-have resource of any family law practitioner that wants to represent the best interests of his client and their heirs involved in a Hague case.

Parenting Matters

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309388570
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Decades of research have demonstrated that the parent-child dyad and the environment of the familyâ€"which includes all primary caregiversâ€"are at the foundation of children’s well- being and healthy development. From birth, children are learning and rely on parents and the other caregivers in their lives to protect and care for them. The impact of parents may never be greater than during the earliest years of life, when a child’s brain is rapidly developing and when nearly all of her or his experiences are created and shaped by parents and the family environment. Parents help children build and refine their knowledge and skills, charting a trajectory for their health and well-being during childhood and beyond. The experience of parenting also impacts parents themselves. For instance, parenting can enrich and give focus to parents’ lives; generate stress or calm; and create any number of emotions, including feelings of happiness, sadness, fulfillment, and anger. Parenting of young children today takes place in the context of significant ongoing developments. These include: a rapidly growing body of science on early childhood, increases in funding for programs and services for families, changing demographics of the U.S. population, and greater diversity of family structure. Additionally, parenting is increasingly being shaped by technology and increased access to information about parenting. Parenting Matters identifies parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with positive developmental outcomes in children ages 0-8; universal/preventive and targeted strategies used in a variety of settings that have been effective with parents of young children and that support the identified knowledge, attitudes, and practices; and barriers to and facilitators for parents’ use of practices that lead to healthy child outcomes as well as their participation in effective programs and services. This report makes recommendations directed at an array of stakeholders, for promoting the wide-scale adoption of effective programs and services for parents and on areas that warrant further research to inform policy and practice. It is meant to serve as a roadmap for the future of parenting policy, research, and practice in the United States.