Family Law & Children's Issues

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Justice, Paternity and Child Support Division (PCSD) received high praise from a federal agency for its “Operation Support Our Children” initiative.

The recognition came after a federal audit conducted for the 2015 fiscal year by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Children and Family, Office

2015 Blog Paperboy picThe U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), enacted in 1938, established a number of standards regarding employment, including the eight-hour workday, the 40-hour workweek, the federal minimum wage and the right to overtime pay. It also set a number of standards pertaining to youth employment in an effort to reduce child labor and exploitation. Here’s

During a divorce, considering the needs of the children is of paramount importance. Making sure kids’ financial, medical, educational and developmental needs are well cared for can be a complex process, and because it’s such an important one, the court will take a variety of factors into consideration in determining an appropriate and achievable child

gum on shoeIf a recently approved bill becomes law, it could mean major changes to the division of property during divorce proceedings in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Legislature of the Virgin Islands approved the bill, sponsored by Sen. Nereida “Nellie” Rivera-O’Reilly, which would allow divorce courts to determine the distribution of property acquired during the

visitationGoing through a divorce when you have kids involves taking into account numerous factors to make sure your children’s best interests are prioritized. The biggest challenge for many divorcing parents is setting up a fair time-sharing and visitation schedule that works well for everyone involved.

Parents are encouraged to come up with this schedule themselves,

broken heartFor many people, the process of divorce can seem overwhelming. This is usually because most people associate divorce with drawn-out, expensive litigation. Fortunately, however, there are alternative dispute resolution options available that make it possible to settle a divorce while avoiding the extra cost, stress and time commitment required for court proceedings. For many divorcing

Just_divorcedA child custody agreement, usually part of a final divorce decree, includes court-ordered arrangements related to whether parents share custody, if one parent has primary custody and if noncustodial parents have visitation rights. However, we all know that circumstances in our lives can change quickly, and in these situations it may be necessary to seek