By aphlaw | Published March 14, 2019 | | |
People pay billions of dollars’ worth of child support every year in the United States. Below are some data and statistics you might find interesting on this issue: There are approximately 4 million single custodial parents living in the United States, about half of whom (48.7 percent) have an informal or legal child support agreement Read MoreRead More
There’s no escaping it — divorce is an emotionally overwhelming process, even when you are completely at peace with your decision. This is in part due to how many important decisions you have to make during the process. These choices can have long-term financial and legal effects for you, not to mention impacts on the Read MoreRead More
Money is the most common issue that leads to post-divorce fights between former spouses. If you are owed child support or alimony, it is absolutely understandable to want to take your fight to the court and exercise your right to what is owed to you. However, there are a few circumstances in which fighting for Read MoreRead More
When you get divorced, you may feel as if your role as a parent is about to change completely and permanently. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Although there certainly could be some changes to your daily life, the way you parent your children after a divorce will likely (and should) be very Read MoreRead More
Now that the calendar has officially turned to 2019, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is in full effect. One of the more noteworthy items within the legislation was how it changed how alimony has been taxed for many years. Under the old laws, which apply to any divorce agreements made on or Read MoreRead More
Employment information is often highly relevant and important in divorce cases. Employment-related issues can affect numerous aspects of a divorce. Therefore, if your spouse attempts to conceal information about his or her job, whether it’s a work schedule or compensation, you may need to seek other means of getting the information. One strategy available is Read MoreRead More
One of the more common financial issues that arises during the divorce process is how to divide the debts a couple incurred during the marriage. Any credit card debt incurred while the couple was married is classified as marital debt, meaning it is the responsibility of both spouses to pay it off. In many circumstances, Read MoreRead More
If you are in a failing marriage and know a divorce is imminent, it is understandable for your emotions to get the better of you every now and then. However, you must be very careful with the actions you take in advance of a divorce, as they could affect issues like child custody, child support Read MoreRead More
For some people who are considering the possibility of a divorce, but are not yet ready to move forward, a trial separation can be a beneficial sort of “cooling off” period that allows the spouses a chance to live apart, regain perspective and attempt to save their relationship. Trial separations may not result in the Read MoreRead More
There is often an assumption among the general public that mothers have an advantage in child custody proceedings because the court system favors placing children with their mothers rather than their fathers. However, this is not actually the truth. There are no laws that favor mothers over fathers in these circumstances. This does not mean Read MoreRead More
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