How to Get Custody of a Child in Your State
Know the basics of how to get custody of a child in your state, from the best interests of the child to child custody mediation and going to family court.
How Courts in Your State Make Child Custody Decisions
Understand the common factors your state’s judges use when making child custody decisions.
How Does Child Custody Work in Your State?
Know how joint physical custody and joint legal custody work in State so you can create the best parenting plan for your family.
Can You Change Child Support Payment Amounts By Moving to a Different State?
Child support payment amounts may vary wildly from state to state. But you can't just move to change your payment.
What Is Physical vs. Legal Custody of a Child?
Physical and legal custody are two essential parts of every child custody decision.
What is Joint vs. Sole Custody of a Child?
Who gets to make decisions affecting the children depends on whether you have joint or sole custody.
What Is Split Custody?
Family Court Judges rarely allow parents to split up the kids.
How to Enforce a Child Custody or Visitation Order in Your State
Answers to common questions about State custody enforcement, including whether police will enforce a custody order.
Who Claims a Child on Taxes After a Custody Case?
The IRS usually gives the most tax benefits to the custodial parent. But there are ways to change the default rule.
How to Find a Child Custody Lawyer in Your State
Don't face a child custody fight alone. Get tips for hiring a good custody lawyer in your state or find free or low-cost help with your case.