Divorce Dilemma: Don’t Skimp On Early Divorce Costs

questions and confusion

By Dad “X” There’s an old joke: “Why is divorce so expensive? Because it’s worth it!” There’s actually some truth to that. No matter what you do or think, attorney’s fees are substantial but so are a plumber’s. Both, of course, handle a lot of crap. Just imagine getting cheap

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Vacating Adoption In Cases Of Abuse

child abuse

Question: My children are adopted by my soon-to-be ex-wife and are afraid of her. She rarely has anything to do with them since she abandoned us last year and has been verbally and mentally abusive to all of us. Since she is not the biological mother, can we vacate the

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The History Of Child Custody Laws In America

child custody

In November, North Dakota voters rejected the “Parental Rights Initiative,” which would have awarded equal parenting time to each parent following divorce or separation unless one parent was deemed unfit. Although the initiative failed, it is emblematic of a movement over the past half century to involve both parents in

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Knowing And Understanding Stepparents’ Rights

stepparents' rights

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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Divorce Dilemma: Working With Your Attorney

questions and confusion

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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Terminating Parental Rights To End Child Support

Alimony

Question: My ex-wife  violated my visitation rights by moving my daughter out of state six months ago. I haven’t seen her since and have barely talked to her. Is this grounds to terminate my parental rights and end child support payments? Answer: I am not licensed to practice in your

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Video: Cordell & Cordell News – October 17, 2014

DadsDivorce and MensDivorce as well as their sponsor, Cordell & Cordell, present a news video for the week of October 17, 2014. This week, Cordell & Cordell announced five attorneys who were named as 2014 Rising Stars by Super Lawyers. Only 2.5 percent of attorneys for each state are selected for this award. DadsDivorce

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