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Custody and Support: Get the Answers You Need When you're getting divorced, you can make a tough time easier for your children (and yourself) if you work with the other parent to draw up a custody plan and agree on child support. If you can't work out custody and support, you'll have to head to court and ask a judge to step in. Either way, Nolo's Essential Guide to Child Custody & Support can help. You'll learn: how negotiation and mediation can keep costs down, ease the transition for kids, and improve future dealings with your ex where to find your state's child support guidelines how judges make custody decisions how to enforce and change custody and support orders how court trials work what military families need to know when you need a lawyer and how to work with one You'll also find specifics about each state's laws, including what factors courts consider when they rule on custody arrangements, what happens when one parent wants to move away with the children, and how you can change custody or support orders.



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Emily Doskow Attorney

Emily Doskow is a practicing attorney and mediator who has worked with families in the Bay Area since 1989. She is the author of Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce, the co-author of Making It Legal: A Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnership & Civil Unions and The Sharing Solution: How to Save Money, Simplify Your Life & Build Community, and the editor of many Nolo titles, including Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation and Collaborative Divorce and the bestselling Neighbor Law: Fences, Trees Boundaries & Noise. She specializes in family law, including adoption, parentage issues, domestic partnership formation and dissolution, and divorce. She is a graduate of the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.
Emily blogs on the ever-changing laws that affect gays and lesbians at Queer Justice: Nolo's LGBT Law Blog. She also blogs on marriage, adoption, parenting, divorce, child custody and child support at Nolo's Divorce, Custody & Family Law Blog, and on practical tips for sharing everything from lawnmowers and land to time and information at The Sharing Solution.



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