Table of contents for Your right to child custody, visitation, and support / by Mary L. Boland.

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Using Self-Help Law Books 	
Introduction	
Chapter 1: Preliminary Considerations	
The Role of the Law
Legal Research
The Role of Lawyers
Chapter 2: Understanding Custody and Visitation	
Custody and Visitation; Generally
Getting Custody
Taxes and Custody
Chapter 3: The Law of Custody and Visitation	
The Best Interests of the Child
Factors in Deciding Visitation
Chapter 4: Custody and Visitation Agreements	
Your Options
Formulating an Agreement
Joint Custody
Joint Parenting Agreements
Chapter 5: The Custody or Visitation Case	
Preparation for Your Case
Parental Information
Information about Your Child
Gathering and Saving the Documents
Who Can File
What You Must Prove
Where to File
What to File
Filing Fees and Other Costs
The Petition for Custody or Visitation
The Summons and Service
Responding to a Petition for Custody or Visitation
Mediation
Temporary Custody or Visitation
The Contested Custody Case
Discovery
Court Procedures
Final Judgment
Chapter 6: Kidnapping, Abuse, Visitation Problems, 
and Other Emergencies	
Kidnapping
Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
Visitation Problems
Chapter 7: Child Support	
History of Child Support
The Basics
How Support is Determined
Factors in Setting Child Support
Chapter 8: Child Support Agreements	
Questions to Consider
The Appropriate Guideline
Your Basic Guideline Amount
Your Child Support Amount
Writing Your Agreement
Duration of the Order
Payments
Health Care
Life Insurance
Tax Exemption
Chapter 9: The Child Support Case	
Gathering Financial Information
Filing for Child Support
Finding and Notifying a Parent
Establishing Paternity (if Necessary)
Following Court Procedures
Responding to a Petition for Child Support
Chapter 10: Modification, Termination, and Appeal	
Modification
Termination
Appeal
The Future
Glossary	
Appendix A: State Laws	
Appendix B: Sample Filled-In Forms	
Appendix C: Blank Forms	
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Custody of children -- United States -- Popular works.
Visitation rights (Domestic relations) -- United States -- Popular works.
Child support -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Popular works.