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Can you get joint custody of your children after a few years?

You and your ex have been divorced or broken up for a few years, and since then, your ex had primary custody of your children. This could have been for any of many reasons. For example, perhaps you were dealing with a serious addiction, lived far away or felt that your ex was in a better financial position. It could also have been that you felt guilty for the breakup or that your ex would pull a no-holds-barred fight if you tried for joint custody.

Is it too late to formalize a child support agreement?

Many times, couples expecting a child never get legally married. If they split up, they have a lot more leeway to handle matters such as property division and child support compared with married couples. With the right co-parents and the right situation, having this leeway can be amazing.

False domestic violence allegations effect on children

For any number of reasons, some parents make false domestic violence allegations against their children's other parent. Sometimes, it is in an effort to gain the upper hand in a divorce or custody battle. Sometimes, it can be a play for revenge. In a few situations, it can be a misguided endeavor to protect children. For example, parents might make a false allegation because they think the co-parent's new partner is a terribly bad influence on the children.

Why Thanksgiving is a peak time for drinking

If you are asked to name the holiday that results in the most drinking and drinking-related charges, you might list New Year's Eve or the Fourth of July. However, for many people, the extended Thanksgiving weekend is right up there with these other holidays.

Compensation for wrongly incarcerated people

Not all states provide compensation for those who have dealt with wrongful incarceration, but Virginia does. It is a possibility, but not a right, for those who have overturned convictions. The reasons for the reversal can be innumerable, including improper police procedures, but not all will result in compensation.

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