8 Factors That Affect Your Odds Of Divorcing

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We often hear the line that half of all marriages end in divorce. However, a deeper dig into divorce statistics shows that number is not necessarily accurate. If you look at divorce trends over the past several decades, you’ll see that the divorce rate peaked in the 1980s and has

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Will I Go To Jail For Contempt?

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Question: I have two contempt charges and have been ordered to pay back the arrears I owe, which have been deducted weekly from my paycheck. Last week I was laid off and I can’t afford an attorney. My court date is next week and I am worried I will have

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6 Ways To Stay Focused At Work During Your Divorce

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A divorce is an earth-shattering event. It brings waves of crippling emotions: fear, anger, loneliness. It’s overwhelming. One of the most difficult parts of divorce is that even though your world feels like it’s shattered, life doesn’t stop. You still have other professional responsibilities to tend to.

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Unemployment Poses Huge Divorce Risk For Men

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Arguments over finances are often cited as one of the key predictors of divorce. However, a new study published in the American Sociological Review suggests employment status and gender expectations might have more to do with a couple’s risk of divorce than how much money they’re each making.

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Modifying Child Support And Custody

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Question: I am currently unemployed and owe around $600 in child support. I had been paying since before my divorce, but simply can’t afford the payments anymore. Additionally, I have not been allowed to see my daughter for nearly a year. What can I do to lower or postpone the

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How Will Unemployment Affect Child Custody?

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Question: I’m facing a possible separation/divorce. I’ve been my son’s primary caregiver since leaving my job due to an illness caused by my job. My wife works fulltime. Should I stay unemployed and remain the primary caregiver in a situation like this or continue to seek new employment?

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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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