Why January Is ‘Divorce Month’

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In many legal circles, January is known as “Divorce Month” as the New Year traditionally brings a surge in the number of divorces filed. This trend is nothing new. Recent research even suggests the pattern dates back to Medieval times. Frederki Pedersen, a senior lecturer in history at the University

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Top 10 Dads Divorce Articles Of 2014

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DadsDivorce.com has already gotten off to a big start in 2015 with the launch of a redesigned site. The entire team is excited to build off the growth we saw last year, which included more than 1.2 million visitors to the site and more than 5.5 million pageviews. The community

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Knowing And Understanding Stepparents’ Rights

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According to a recent report from the Pew Research Center, less than half of U.S. kids younger than 18 live in a “traditional family” household. Today, 15 percent of children are living with two parents who are in a remarriage. According to data from the 2013 Current Population Survey, six percent

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3 Concerning Facts About The ‘Deadbeat Dad’ Myth

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There are a number of stereotypes and misconceptions that drive the modern child-support system that have been covered extensively on DadsDivorce.com, but perhaps none are as confounding as the myth of the deadbeat dad. The concept of the deadbeat dad originates from a CBS special report by Bill Moyers that

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Divorce Dilemma: Working With Your Attorney

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By Dad “X”  In my last column, I discussed the shock and trauma even the strongest of men face when divorce is initiated. Now that the shock is over, it’s time to get serious and work for the best, fairest divorce decree and custody arrangement possible under the law, and

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4 Problems With The Modern Child-Support System

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Ruth Graham recently wrote a feature for the Boston Globe shining a light on the many flaws with the modern child-support system. Graham’s piece traces the history of the modern system and exposes how it is based on stereotypes and outdated notions. Several sociologists and scholars are quoted in the

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Tips For Single Dads To Pay For College

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The number of households headed by a single father has multiplied nine-fold since 1960, reaching 2.6 million in 2011, Pew Research Center reported in 2013. Only 17 percent of these single dads have at least a bachelor’s degree, which means the income potential of the other 83 percent is limited;

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