Ask Kym: How Do I Co-Parent Amidst COVID-19?

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In the past few days, we have had numerous calls on this issue.  While there is no clear law as to what rules apply to parenting time and visitation during a pandemic like COVID-19, since this is an unprecedented global health crisis, I wanted to provide some suggestions to our clients and potential clients who co-parent.  Please remember that although …

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NALC Fact Sheet: Community Property Issues with Farm and Ranch Divorces

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Read Texas associate attorney Stephanie Bradley Fryer‘s take on community property issues for farm and ranch divorces.  Cari and Stephanie teamed up on working on this Fact Sheet with the National Agriculture Law Center on this issue. You can read all the Fact Sheets on family law issues in agriculture here.

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Family Law Issues in Agriculture: Child Support

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Child support in most states is largely formulaic (i.e., a math equation)– basic support is typically calculated by looking at the income and qualified deductions of each parent. However, for most involved in farming and ranching or other kind of agri-business, finding the numbers for the math equation is anything but straightforward. This figure is also used to help calculate …

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Family Law Issues with Agriculture: Estate and Succession Planning

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It is uncommon for agriculture producers and business owners to consider estate planning and succession planning for their agriculture operation in the midst of a divorce; however, divorcing farm families should consider this while negotiating the division of marital assets. These assets may include the farm or ranch business and its assets. After all, divorce is one of the Big …

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Family Law Issues in Agriculture: Animal Issues

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Divorces among farm families inherently have animal issues – not only with live animals but also with genetic material (e.g., embryos, semen). These are important property disputes for some farm families. Depending on the state, companion animals can be treated differently. Companion Animals To begin, companion animals typically include dogs and cats, but can also include some exotic animals and …

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