Deconstructing The Myth Of The ‘Deadbeat Dad’

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One of the fatal flaws of the child support system is that it takes a collect-at-all-costs approach to gathering payments from the payor. It’s essentially, “pay or else,” which causes catastrophic problems for families if a parent ever falls behind on payments. Say a father unexpectedly loses his job and

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Can My Ex Keep Our Son From Playing Sports?

sports

Question: My ex-wife and I share custody of our son and he plays competitive sports on the weekends. This year, she has started to keep him from playing on weekends he stays with her. Our custody order states neither parent shall intrude on his sports. I am documenting the dates

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Am I Entitled To A Public Defender?

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Question: I was recently served with a contempt motion. I do not have an attorney and my hearing is approaching. I was advised to get a continuance and request a public defender. What is my best option going into this without an attorney?

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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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