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How Much Can You Expect for Child Support?

Desmond Hatchet, a 33-year-old man from Knoxville Tennessee, has 30 children with 11 different women. Desmond earns minimum wage. The state takes half of his paycheck every month for child support payments. This is split amongst his children’s mothers. However, this does not amount to much, with some of the moms receiving as little as […]

Before You Start Packing — The Rules of Relocation

Audra Berry-Orring was divorced for two years and separated for a total of six years when she fell in love. She wanted to move far away from her home. However, before she could do so, she found herself in court trying to explain that her plan to relocate was not only in her best interest, […]

Where Should You File for Divorce?

Each state has different criteria for who may file for divorce in that state. Usually some form of residency is required. Before Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise, she spent part of every month for two years in New York. This behavior may seem odd. However, when you consider that New York courts […]

Can You Fight for Custody of Your Pet?

It used to be that pets were assigned the same value as sofas or other material possessions in divorce proceedings. Apparently, that is changing as more divorcing couples are grappling with custody agreements for their pets. When a marriage comes to an end, splitting up the material possessions is inevitable. However, figuring out what to […]

Will Alimony Change if New Laws Go into Effect?

On February 14, 2013 a proposal to amend Florida’s alimony laws passed in the Florida House Civil Justice subcommittee. It still has a long way to go before becoming law, although some pundits are certain some version of the bill will be enacted. The proposed bill would provide new criteria for determining alimony, allow for […]

How Do You Talk to Your Kids About Divorce?

Every year, thousands of children experience the stressful effects of divorce for the first time. How they react depends not only on their age and personality, but also on how their parents choose to present the news of their divorce to their children. A recent study funded by the British Economic and Social Research Council […]

Creative Custody/Time Sharing Solutions

One of the most sensitive topics raised during a divorce is the question of which parent is entrusted with raising the children. In the past, the courts awarded custody to one parent and visitation rights to the other. However, in 2008 the concept of custody was eliminated and replaced with time-sharing. This means that the […]

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