Could Meaningful Child Support Reform Be On The Horizon?

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The modern child support system is critically flawed in numerous ways. Outdated gender biases that continue to stack the deck against fathers still pervade the system. Repeatedly, we see instances of well-intentioned dads kicked in the gut by the system despite their wishes to do whatever they can to help

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5 Ways The Child Support System Fails Families

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Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell recently spoke with 700WLW-Cincinnati about many of the problems pervading the child support system and family courts. As Mr. Cordell noted, rather than providing support for children, the system often drives a wedge between families and creates unnecessary financial hardship for many well-intentioned

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Can You Contest The Child Support Amount?

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Question: I have been unable to pay my child support for three months due to unemployment and they are threatening to take away my license. They are saying that if I pay the full amount now I can keep my license but I have to sign a paper saying I

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Child Support Doesn’t Stop During Unemployment

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Question: I have had a verbal agreement with my ex-wife for the last eight years regarding child support. Because of the economy, I have been unemployed for several years. I just recently gained employment and started getting my life back together, but now my wife has filed a show cause

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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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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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Alimony, Child Support When Wife Earned More

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Question: I was out of work much of the time I was married to my wife and she always brought in more money than me. Her mother also helped support us throughout the marriage. Now that we are divorced, is she entitled to alimony or child support?

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