Does CPS notify the other parent?

Child Protective Services (CPS) operates as a governmental agency dedicated to the welfare of children, working to investigate reports of child maltreatment. Their responsibilities include assessing whether child abuse or neglect has occurred and taking appropriate measures to create a secure environment for the affected child. The agencies typically strive to assist families, guiding them … Read more

Wisconsin Child Support Laws

Wisconsin child support laws aim to ensure that upkeep laws are enforced, and no child suffers economic hardship from divorce or separation or the lack of a paternity establishment. That is according to the state’s department of social services.  However, in practice, these laws may, in some scenarios, be ‘unfair’ to one parent.  For example, … Read more

West Virginia Child Support Laws

West Virginia child support laws according to chapter 48.  Domestic Relations.  Aim to “improve and facilitate support enforcement in this state, with the primary goal being to establish and enforce reasonable child support orders and thereby improve opportunities for children”. To some parents paying child support in the state, the amount they pay monthly in … Read more

Wyoming Child Support Laws

Wyoming child support laws, article 3-20-2-30, states quote, “the court shall enter orders, temporary or otherwise, pursuant and in compliance with this article for maintenance of children in actions for paternity, support, and any other action for the maintenance or support of children.” What that means is child support is a legal obligation for both … Read more

CPS Case Laws: How long does a CPS (Child Protective Services) conviction stay on your record?

The work of CPS (Child Protective Services) is to investigate child abuse and neglect. Because of that, a CPS case conviction for child abuse or neglect will stay on your record for ten years after the youngest child in the report turns eighteen. Some records are permanent. Quick take: Parents have the option to choose … Read more

Washington Child Support Laws

Child Support Las in the state of Washington

Washington child support laws are unique in that the parent that spends less than 50% parental time pays child support.  However, that does not mean that the court cannot order both parents to pay. Right off the bat, you can tell that the capitol’s upkeep laws are a bit convoluted.  The good news is this … Read more

Virginia Child Support Laws

Child Support Laws as they apply to the state of Virginia

Virginia child support laws say that upkeep is a legal obligation and that parents, whether married on unmarried, must provide support to their dependents until emancipation. However, under state law, a father in Virginia has no legal rights towards the child if the couple is unmarried and paternity is unknown.  Thus, you must obtain a … Read more

Vermont Child Support Laws

Child Support Laws as they apply to the state of Vermont

Vermont child support laws say that it is state policy that, quote, “children of separated parents must get as much financial support as they would if the parents never split”. Traditionally your support obligation ends when the child turns 18.  However, between now and then, your financial life may change in plenty of ways.  So … Read more

Utah Child Support Laws

Child Support Laws as they apply to the state of Utah

Utah child support laws, according to the Utah Department of Human Services, serve to “promote independence through responsible parenthood and to ensure public funds are used appropriately.” These laws also aim to reduce the amount used in running public assistance programs. For parents receiving or paying child support, the words above have very little meaning … Read more

Texas Child Support Laws

Child Support Laws as they apply to the state of Texas

Texas child support laws say that upkeep is mandatory in the state, and parents, whether married or unmarried, must pay until the child is 18. However, what determines who pays is the amount of parenting time you have. Meaning, often child support is the responsibility of the non-custodial parent. It may sound unfair, but the … Read more