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Child Support and Fiscal Emergencies

Child Support and Fiscal Emergencies

An emergency situation may make it difficult for someone to pay child support on time for a month, or even two, but when it it happens long enough for tens of thousands of dollars to be owed, the state may take action. They may even arrest the deadbeat parent for non-payment.
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Track your Child Support Payments

Track your Child Support Payments

When you pay child support, it is very important that the Division of Child Support knows how payments are being arranged, but it is also important to keep an eye on your credit. Child support agencies can report child support arrears to credit agencies, and ruining your credit report.
One man i…

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Attending to the Emotional Side of Divorce

Attending to the Emotional Side of Divorce

A recent Marketwatch article has a headline that states marriage is about love and divorce is about assets. On one level they are right, and the article does have excellent advice for keeping finances in order during a divorce. However, we believe there is more to divorce than just a division of …

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Employer Caught Stealing Money from Child Support Payments

Employer Caught Stealing Money from Child Support Payments

There are many stories about deadbeat parents who don’t pay their child support, but paying child support is more than just sending checks to your ex. There is actually a long chain of individuals that assist in the process. Employers are one important chain. Most of the child support in this cou…

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A couple that just married

When’s the Best Age to Get Married?

When is the best age to get married? The prevailing wisdom has been that people who get married later in life are less likely to get divorced. The reasoning is that people who are older have more of their life in order, so they can handle the added stresses of marriage and parenting.
But a new s…

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Collaborative Divorce Requires Maturity

Collaborative Divorce Requires Maturity

Collaborative divorce is a very useful tool, but it is called “divorce for grownups” for a reason. Both sides have to be willing to come to the table and settle their affairs amicably, even though emotions may be running high. Collaborative lawyers, divorce therapists, and other professionals ass…

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Should there be a National Divorce Law?

Should there be a National Divorce Law?

An opinion piece on Forbes raises some interesting questions about the future of divorce in the country. Normally questions of marriage and divorce have been left up to the states, not to the federal government. However, there have been times when the federal government has stepped in to set guid…

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Never Use Child Support as a Weapon

Never Use Child Support as a Weapon

Child support is meant for one purpose, to make sure that child is financially supported after a divorce. But there are times when a custodial parent tries to use child support as a weapon against their ex, seeking their financial destruction. This isn’t fair to the child, and it’s not fair to th…

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About In-kind Agreements

In some states, there are other ways to give child support besides direct monetary payment, though in most cases that is what the courts will decide is best. But for poor parents this may be too difficult a burden to pay. Also, there is no way to know for sure if child support payments are really…

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How to Tell the Kids You are Getting a Divorce

A Strategy for Supervised Visitation

Different states have different strategies for helping parents deal with custodial issues. When parents are required to have supervised visitation, the chances for negative feelings to come out are very high. All parents want the right to visit their children without feeling like they’re going to…

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