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What to do if you stop Receiving Child Support Payments

If your ex-spouse is honorable, they will comply with court orders for child support payments as best as they can. However, if they cannot or will not comply, the Division of Child Support has several options to enforce them to pay.
The Division of Child Support is responsible for providing chil…

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Racy Photos Lead to MP Divorce in Britain

Racy Photos Lead to MP Divorce in Britain

A racy photo or two can be enough to send a couple into questioning their marriage if it gets out, but a case in Britain takes this to a whole different level. The now-ex wife of a British lawmaker said that a bunch of racy selfies ended her marriage.
According to the woman in question, she bega…

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Texas Judge Grants Same-Sex Divorce after Long Fight

Same Sex Divorces Now Legal

By now you probably know that same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states thanks to a historic Supreme Court decision. Yet some gay couples are breathing a sigh of relief for another reason. The legalization of same-sex marriage has also made it legal for same-sex couples to divorce.
A few c…

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Catholic Views on Divorce may be Changing

Catholic Views on Divorce may be Changing

One reason that stops people from leaving relationships that are damaging is religion. Catholics and other conservative religions look down on divorce. They may go so far as to prevent a divorced person from getting remarried in the religion, effectively cutting them off from social ties.
Yet vi…

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“The Donald” at it Again – Can Nobody Control Him?

Understanding Community Property

Washington is a community property state. This has very important implications in divorce cases. In community property states, most of the property of a couple is considered jointly owned. When a divorce happens, it is split equally among the parties. However, this also includes debts. In a nutsh…

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New Federal Child Support Rules Under Discussion

New Federal Child Support Rules Under Discussion

States don’t just have their own child support laws, but must also follow federal law on the matter. Last year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Child Support Enforcement put up a list of proposed changes for public comment. The response was positive, though some legisl…

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Elise Buie Family Law  |  Changes Proposed to Custody Laws

Tips for Divorce

If people do get divorced, it will most likely be their first and only time going through it. One of the tasks of a good family law professional is to guide their client through the process. Understanding what options are available is important. Perhaps something like mediation would work better….

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