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The Truth Behind Common Child Support Myths

There are many myths that surround child support in divorce proceedings, including misconceptions on how judges determine support arrangements and responsibilities for payments. We’ve collected a few of the most common myths about child support we’ve come across to set the record straight. MYTH: If the parties agree, child support can be waived. Even in Read More

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How Does Back Child Support Work?

A person who does not make child support payments in accordance with the court order will still be held responsible for fulfilling their support responsibilities. In some cases, back child support payments may also include interest charges and other fees added on top of the money owed. States typically have jurisdiction over handling back child Read More

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Monitoring Where Your Child Support Payments Go

There are some circumstances in which a person paying child support may attempt to argue that the recipient of the money is misusing the funds intended to go toward raising the children. It is fairly common, for example, for payers to argue the recipient is living off those payments and not seeking employment of his Read More

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Finances, Infidelity Among the Most Common Causes of Gray Divorce

The term “gray divorce” refers to a dissolution of marriage that occurs among people of older age. There has been a significant increase in divorce rates among people in their 60s and older. Even as the overall rate of divorces in the United States has declined over the last two decades, the rate for older Read More

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Keeping the Peace During a Divorce

Even the least confrontational divorces represent difficult transitionary periods in one’s life. The process becomes much more difficult if there exists a significant amount of contention between the two divorcing spouses. Below are some tips for keeping the peace in a divorce so you can reduce the stress (and length) of the process as much Read More

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Understanding the Different Types of Spousal Maintenance

Spousal maintenance, also frequently referred to as alimony, falls into several main categories of short- and long-term support. The following is a quick overview of the different types of alimony arrangements that may be ordered as part of a divorce: Temporary spousal maintenance: Temporary spousal maintenance is generally only provided while the divorce is pending. Read More

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Getting Your Expectations in Check for Your Divorce

Even the most amicable divorces may take some time to get through the process. You still need to negotiate and agree on the various items that will be presented in your final divorce decree. If you are involved in a contested divorce, everything becomes significantly more complicated and you may need to adjust your expectations Read More

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Situations When You Might Not Want to Sign a Prenup

There are plenty of valid reasons to consider getting a prenuptial agreement established before your marriage begins. However, these contracts are not for everyone, and there are just as many reasons why drafting and signing a prenup might not be an ideal situation for you and your partner. Below are a few examples of a Read More

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Jeff Bezos Didn’t Have a Prenup. You Might Consider Getting One

The richest person in the world, Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, recently announced that he and his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie, would be getting a divorce. It is expected to set global records for divorce value, given the fact that the couple did not have a prenuptial agreement in place. When the Bezos Read More

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By the Numbers: Child Support in America

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 More

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