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There are all kinds of child custody issues that could arise during the school year. What if one parent is moving out of state? Maybe a previous custody agreement is being modified, going from one parent having full custody to sharing custody. And if each parent lives in a different school district, how do you determine which school the child goes to? Maybe the child needs to transfer to a school out of either parent’s district.

Child custody issues can be complicated even before taking school into account. So here’s what you need to know about changing a child custody arrangement during the school year.

Is It Divorce Season Yet?

Love comes and goes, and it’s easy to think that relationships end when the people in them decide to go their separate ways. But researchers seem to have stumbled upon a seasonal schedule to breakups.

A new report based on 15 years of divorce data noted two seasonal spikes in divorce rates and found “they consistently peaked in March and August, the periods following winter and summer holidays.” Are people escaping their marriages along with the winter doldrums every spring? Are they dreading another year of in-laws during Thanksgiving and Christmas? Here’s a closer look at the study.

Perhaps the only thing worse than thinking your spouse might be stepping out on you is knowing your spouse is stepping out on you. Still, some suspicious spouses have gone to extreme lengths to catch their significant others cheating, and we’re not talking about just hiring a private detective to snoop around.

With advancements in camera technology and internet monitoring software, there are more ways than ever to spy on your spouse. But are they all legal?

Stories of local Zika transmission in Florida came as disheartening news, especially for those who are pregnant or thinking about having children in the near future. While many people infected by Zika won’t have symptoms or will only have mild symptoms like a fever or rash, the effects can be catastrophic for pregnant mothers. Passed from mother to child, Zika can cause microcephaly and other birth defects.

Given the dangers Zika poses to unborn children, it’s bound to have an effect on all aspects of pregnancy and fertility, including egg donation and surrogacy contracts. Here’s a look at what you need to know about Zika and surrogacy:

Everyone who wants to start a family should have equal access to medical care and technology needed to get pregnant. But some outdated — or bigoted — state laws deny lesbians who want to give birth equal access to fertility treatments. Take New Jersey’s law, for example, which denies health insurance coverage for fertility treatments unless a woman can show she had unprotected heterosexual sex and still couldn’t get pregnant.

That poses an obvious problem for lesbians, especially those in committed relationships. Which is why two New Jersey lesbian couples are suing the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, claiming the mandate discriminates based on sexual orientation.

Amicable divorces, though they do exist, may be the exception rather than the rule, especially when issues like alimony and spousal support are in play. Separating couples rarely agree on the amount one spouse owes another, and where there are disputes regarding responsibilities, disputes regarding payment soon follow.

Whether you're trying to collect from your ex or trying to adjust the amount you owe, you could go back to the court that issued the spousal support order in the first place. Or, if you've moved, you can go a court where you now live. But if you don't want to go back to court, do you have other options?

Just about every teenager dreams of the day they can live on their own, yet few understand the emotional or legal process of making that dream a reality. While most courts consider you an adult when you turn 18, you can get that legal recognition when you're younger -- but it can involve a lot more paperwork than many teens expect.

Here are three things you need to know about becoming an emancipated minor.

What sounds at first like a sign of our changing times and how parents need to deal with the latest technology was instead a brutal throwback to a day and age when parents had free rein to physically punish their children. After seeing racy photos of her teenage child on social media, a Georgia mother took to Facebook to shame her daughter, live streaming her reaction. But the vicious beating that followed has left many who saw it wondering if law enforcement will step in.

So what are the limits on public shaming, and is it ever OK to broadcast yourself hitting your child?

Parents aren't the only ones headed on vacation or to visit family in other countries. And they're not the only ones who need a passport to do so. So you may need to get a passport for your minor child in order to travel internationally.

But can you get a passport for an infant? What documents do you need for a passport? And do both parents need to consent? Here's what you need to know about getting a passport for your child.

Both you and your spouse want a divorce. So it sounds like an uncontested divorce is the best option. But hold up -- not only do you need to agree to get divorced, but in order for your divorce to be uncontested you also have to agree on all the basic divorce issues like child-custody, property division, and spousal support.

While an uncontested divorce may save time and some paperwork, there are still some formalities to work through, one of which is the divorce hearing. But if you and your soon-to-be ex are in agreement on the divorce, what's left to decide? Here's what you need to know about what happens at an uncontested divorce hearing.