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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Divorce Myths: Common Misconceptions About Divorce

When it comes to divorce, far too many common beliefs are accepted as truths even though reality is much different. It’s common for divorce attorneys to have to correct incorrect perceptions that clients have about the divorce process in their initial meeting. Always keep in mind that the process of

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4 Reasons Why Divorce Is Harder For Guys

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The old saying goes that women are from Venus and men from Mars. When it comes to how men and women respond to divorce, that adage seems to hold true. Research consistently shows that men tend to take a longer time to recover from divorce than women do. Getting past

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Dividing Annuities In A Divorce

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Question: Before my wife and I were married she was in an accident and has received annuity payments for the last 15 years. Am I entitled to half of those payments now that we are divorcing?

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Strategically Planning For The Possibility Of Divorce

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Although there is debate over what the exact divorce rate in the United States actually is, somewhere around 40-50% of all marriages end in divorce. The financial ramifications of ending a marriage can affect the rest of your life. No one plans on their marriage ending in divorce, but nonetheless

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How To Reduce The Cost Of Your Divorce

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Pretty much everyone who ever goes through divorce has the same question at the start of the process: How much will all of this cost? Unfortunately for most, divorce will not come cheap. The total you will end up spending varies on a case-by-case basis, but when you factor in

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Gray Divorce Revolution: Handling Divorce After 50

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There is a misconception that divorce is for the young. Once a couple survives the initial hurdles of marriage and child raising, then gets past the mid-life crises, it seems like their relationship should be in the clear. In reality, older couples are divorcing more than ever before. Overall, the

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