Act Quickly To Modify Your Child Support Order

Child support agreement

Common sense dictates that if a father’s income decreases then his monthly child support should go down accordingly. Unfortunately, when and how to modify child support are questions that many dads find so confusing that they end up doing nothing at all and end up with payments they can’t afford.

CONTINUE READING

Deconstructing The Myth Of The ‘Deadbeat Dad’

deadbeat dad

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

CONTINUE READING

8 Factors That Affect Your Odds Of Divorcing

divorce factors

We often hear the line that half of all marriages end in divorce. However, a deeper dig into divorce statistics shows that number is not necessarily accurate. If you look at divorce trends over the past several decades, you’ll see that the divorce rate peaked in the 1980s and has

CONTINUE READING

Will I Go To Jail For Contempt?

arrested man in handcuffs

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

CONTINUE READING

6 Ways To Stay Focused At Work During Your Divorce

job stress

A divorce is an earth-shattering event. It brings waves of crippling emotions: fear, anger, loneliness. It’s overwhelming. One of the most difficult parts of divorce is that even though your world feels like it’s shattered, life doesn’t stop. You still have other professional responsibilities to tend to.

CONTINUE READING

Unemployment Poses Huge Divorce Risk For Men

Unemployment

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.

CONTINUE READING