Calculating Child Support

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorce is difficult, often involving anger and confusion; a major issue in divorce is child support. Access to information empowers individuals with understanding of important changes in their lives. Each state determines procedures for calculating child support; therefore, a parent seeking to establish or modify a child support order must research the particular state’s rules. To facilitate the child support process most states utilize a formula or “calculator,” using...

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Canada Proposes New Divorce & Child Custody Laws

Aug 8, 2012 by

The Canadian Province of British Columbia is proposing sweeping changes to existing laws on separation, divorce and child custody. A new Family Law Act will encourage out-of-court settlements instead of costly legal battles in front of a judge. The proposed changes are part of an overhaul of the 32-year old Family Relations Act, which the government intends to replace with a new Family Law Act early next year. B.C. Attorney General Mike de Jong said that families who need a court’s help...

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Child Support Issues

Aug 8, 2012 by

The cost of a typical divorce usually goes far beyond just basic financial aspects when there are children involved. The children in a family weathering divorce suffer emotional wounds that often follow them into adulthood. While mom and dad battle it out over whose fault it was, whose needs went unmet most, and the problems involved with who will live where and with whom, the children may be unable to process the anger, stress, and hurtful words. They may internalize them and feel like they...

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Understanding Child Custody Laws

Aug 8, 2012 by

Child custody refers to the legal care and maintenance of a child to one or both of the parents. Child custody is often a battle for many families going through divorce. In many cases, the parent who should be awarded full custody of the child is obvious, while in other cases it is not. Child custody laws differ from state to state. Depending on the state where the custody case is taking place, the courts may use different factors to determine which parent is awarded custody. Although there are...

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Amending Child Custody Laws

Aug 8, 2012 by

The Tennessee State legislature recently passed a new addition to the Tennessee Code Annotated Section 36-6-106(a), that lists the factors to be considered when the court determines a child custody arrangement. Tennessee already had an existing set of 10 factors for the court to consider when making child custody arrangements. The 10 guidelines included the emotional ties between parents and children, a parent’s ability to provide food, clothing, education and medical care, stability in...

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Children & Divorce Trauma

Aug 8, 2012 by

Making the decision to get a divorce can become very complex when there are children involved. There are several key considerations that can help parents spare their children trauma related to the ending of a marriage. Divorce doesn’t have to devastate the children who are involved if both parents are willing to keep the interests of their children a priority. Talking with children honestly about the decision to divorce is vital. Ideally, both parents need to explain to the children...

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Dad’s Custody Dilemma

Aug 8, 2012 by

A Tennessee man who was arrested in Japan after trying to get back his own abducted children back has been awarded $6.1 million from his ex-wife in U.S. courts. The record award stems from an incident where Christopher Savoie’s Japanese ex-wife, Noriko Esaki Savoie, left Tennessee with her two young children to live permanently in Japan even though her American husband had joint custody rights. After Noriko Savoie moved the children to Japan, a Williamson County court gave her husband...

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Do You Have What it Takes to Make a “Bird Nest” Custody Arrangement Work?: Answer Three Questions to Find Out.

Aug 8, 2012 by

How does a bird’s nest work? The “kids” stay home and momma (and daddy?) bird come and go. That is the concept behind “Bird Nest” custody arrangements: the kids stay home and the parents are the ones who “visit.” How does a Bird Nest custody arrangement work in practice? While there are different variations, the common theme is that the children remain in the family home. Typically, mom and dad each have their own apartment, condo or small house,...

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How to Talk to Your Children About Your Divorce: 5 Tips Every Parent Should Know

Aug 8, 2012 by

The scariest part of divorce for many parents is breaking the news to the kids. Fortunately, experts in child psychology have done a lot of research on how to have this conversation with your children in a way that minimizes the trauma as much as possible. After reading numerous articles on the subject, it seems that most experts agree that parents should keep the following five issues in mind when it is time for the divorce “talk.” Stick Together: I know, I know. If you were able...

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Child custody

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Hi, A friend of mine (a female) is married, and they have a 5 year old son. She has fallen in love with another man, and has told her husband this. He is threatening that, if she leaves him for this other man, he will get custody of their son, and she will not. She has not cheated on her husband, but I wonder if that even matters in court. She is afraid that her husband will try to prove otherwise, and she will lose her son. She works full time, makes about 30K a year,...

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What goes on in a divorce proceedings of a husband and wife who have children but NO assets?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  What goes on in a divorce proceedings of a husband and wife who have children but NO assets? State:  Alabama Answer:  If you have a simple, uncontested divorce without complications involved in the split, you can wrap up the paperwork of your divorce online and all you’ll have left to do is to file the documents with the court. Online divorce services are not law firms however, and are prohibited by law from offering...

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My husband was cheating is that help for the kids to stay with me?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  Who decides who keeps the kids because I want them to stay with me, my husband was cheating is that help for the kids to stay with me? State:  Texas Answer:  If you and your husband are able to come to an agreement about custody of your children, then the court will not have to decide custody and visitation.  This would be less expensive and probably less stressful for you.  However, if you are unable to reach an...

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Need help starting the divorce process.

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question:  My husband pretty much has me as a prisoner in my own home (I’m a stay at home mom) constantly belittling me, i’m not allowed to leave the house without him. and telling our children I’m a bad mother. He’s in the US Navy and we’re currently in HI, but I I could move back to NJ and live with my parents as well. I’m just really clueless on how to get anything started to ensure a divorce and custody of the children. (HI) State:  ...

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Resources

Dec 20, 2012 by

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Before Divorce

Dec 17, 2012 by

You are beginning to consider or are contemplating divorce, or you want to learn more about what is involved, what the laws are in your state, how much it costs, how it will affect your family, whether or not you need one, or how to get started. Divorce 101 Articles Q&A’s Find Local Resources Divorce 101 How to Divorce Going through a divorce is never a pleasant experience, but if you have a clear understanding of the procedure, it can be a new beginning for...

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Divorce Curves Ahead: Top Ten Warning Signs

Dec 20, 2012 by

There are no shortages of Top Ten lists of things we all think we know: in divorce, however, the problem is often the need for a list of things you wish you had known. But rear view mirrors are not very useful in evaluating the accidents of divorce: courts are reluctant to go back into the emotional quagmire of a final divorce decree. Better navigation of a divorce’s potential legal curves has enormous benefits for both divorcing parties. Unfortunately, most courts don’t take full measure...

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Find A Local Divorce Attorney

Dec 20, 2012 by

Finding the right divorce lawyer is an important part of getting a divorce. The challenges of divorce are difficult to deal with without the added pressure of legal matters too. A competent divorce attorney can make the whole ordeal a lot smoother and allow you to focus your time and attention on other areas of your life. Attempting to resolve a bitterly contested split without a good divorce lawyer could be a disastrous mistake that could affect your life negatively for many years to come. An...

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Before Divorce Questions and Answers

Dec 20, 2012 by

You are beginning to consider or are contemplating divorce, or you want to learn more about what is involved, what the laws are in your state, how much it costs, how it will affect your family, whether or not you need one, or how to get started. Q: NEVER RECEIVED DIVORCE PAPERS Your brother should go to the courthouse in the county where he lives and check the… Q: My husband has been in jail for three years. We have no kids...

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Divorce 101

Dec 11, 2012 by

How to Divorce Going through a divorce is never a pleasant experience, but if you have a clear understanding of the procedure, it can be a new beginning for everyone involved. Fast Facts: Divorce Coaching A divorce coach can help you with the mental and emotional issues that accompany divorce litigation. Fast Facts:  Marital Settlement Agreement The Marital Agreement should cover child custody, visitation, handling debt, paying mortgages,...

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Online Divorce

Dec 11, 2012 by

Divorce.com / CompleteCase.com Solution Filing online is the fastest, easiest and most affordable way to start your divorce, and Divorce.com has partnered with CompleteCase.com to make complete divorce document packages readily available to all Divorce.com users. There is no faster or affordable way to handle your divorce. The average family law divorce attorney will typically charge at least $200/hour resulting in a $4,000.00 total fee for 20 hours of work on a case. CompleteCase.com charges...

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