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Children are a top priority and you want to do everything you can to protect them from life's unpredictable twists and turns. The good news is that family laws provide supports and safeguards so that you can have a little peace of mind and get back to enjoying time with the special people who make your world go around.

If you're starting a family, there are some forms that can help you along this exciting path, like a child care authorization form, which allows a child caregiver to make major decisions while you're at work, and a child care contract for when you invite a nanny to care for your children.

Depending on your situation, you might also need to tackle child custody and child support issues, like calculating how much you'll receive or need to pay. Because every state has its own laws, and because child support and custody situations change based on everybody's situation, you might want to do a little research or even speak with a family law attorney to make sure you're doing everything you can for your children.

If you need a little more in-depth guidance on some of these topics, check out the articles below on child support and child custody. We can also help you find a lawyer who specializes in family law matters.