Surviving The Holidays As A Divorced Dad

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The holidays are often the most difficult time of the year for divorced parents, especially if the divorce or separation is fairly recent. There are a number of logistical hurdles involved in dividing holidays between both holidays in addition to reconciling potential feelings of anger or loneliness that can wreck

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Child Support Options When Unemployed

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If you’re a divorced dad who suddenly finds himself out of work, you’re probably concerned about what happens with child support when unemployed. This unexpected transition can spell financial catastrophe. Suddenly, you’re scrambling to figure out how to pay child support with no job or how to get child support

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Enforcing Family Court Orders With Contempt Actions

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Court-issued orders during or after divorce, such as a child support order or visitation schedule, are legally binding. Failing to abide by the conditions listed in the order can lead to you being held in contempt and will subject you to court penalties. This article provides a broad overview of

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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?

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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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