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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Avoid The Mistake Of Moving Out During Divorce

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One of the very first steps guys make during the divorce process is often their biggest mistake. Your wife tells you she wants a divorce. You’ve been fighting constantly for months, and while you’d love for this to work, you’ve also reached your breaking point. It would probably be best

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Custody Gameplan: Building A Case For Equal Custody

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An overwhelming amount of research shows it is in the best interest of children to have equal time with each parent following divorce or separation. Nonetheless, shared-parenting critics persist and by and large family courts do a poor job of establishing equal-custody arrangements.

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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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3 Realities About Prenuptial Agreements

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The divorce of New York real estate mogul Harry Macklowe and his wife, Linda, is about to get nasty. After 57 years of marriage, the billionaire announced he is moving in with his girlfriend of at least two years. The problem for Harry is that he does not have a

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Why Are So Many Happy Couples Divorcing?

Common sense suggests that most divorces are years in the making. You picture a couple that marries young and happy then gradually drifts apart. Months and years of arguments ensue. Suddenly, they wake up one day and come to the realization that they’re miserable, their marriage is broken, and the

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Budgeting Money Before, During & After Divorce

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A divorce can destroy an individual’s finances for years to come. The average cost of a divorce ranges anywhere from $4,000 to $15,000 or more. On top of that, it’s likely you’ll be left paying child support or spousal support, which can rapidly drain your savings. With so much at

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