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
Financial Assistance Other Than Child Support
Question: Is there another means of getting government financial assistance to help raise my kids other than child support? My ex-wife is disabled and unable to afford any sort of child support payments.CONTINUE READING
Modifying Child Support And Custody
Question: I am currently unemployed and owe around $600 in child support. I had been paying since before my divorce, but simply can’t afford the payments anymore. Additionally, I have not been allowed to see my daughter for nearly a year. What can I do to lower or postpone the …CONTINUE READING
How Will Unemployment Affect Child Custody?
Question: I’m facing a possible separation/divorce. I’ve been my son’s primary caregiver since leaving my job due to an illness caused by my job. My wife works fulltime. Should I stay unemployed and remain the primary caregiver in a situation like this or continue to seek new employment?CONTINUE READING
Arizona’s ‘Deadbeat’ Dad Shaming Unfairly Stigmatizes Fathers
Recent comments issued by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey in his annual State of the State Address show that the myth of the deadbeat dad is alive and well. Ducey, a father of three, launched a campaign to crack down on so-called “deadbeat dads” by posting names and photos to Twitter …CONTINUE READING
Could Meaningful Child Support Reform Be On The Horizon?
The modern child support system is critically flawed in numerous ways. Outdated gender biases that continue to stack the deck against fathers still pervade the system. Repeatedly, we see instances of well-intentioned dads kicked in the gut by the system despite their wishes to do whatever they can to help …CONTINUE READING
5 Ways The Child Support System Fails Families
Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joseph Cordell recently spoke with 700WLW-Cincinnati about many of the problems pervading the child support system and family courts. As Mr. Cordell noted, rather than providing support for children, the system often drives a wedge between families and creates unnecessary financial hardship for many well-intentioned …CONTINUE READING
Can You Contest The Child Support Amount?
Question: I have been unable to pay my child support for three months due to unemployment and they are threatening to take away my license. They are saying that if I pay the full amount now I can keep my license but I have to sign a paper saying I …CONTINUE READING
Is Severance Pay Divisible During Divorce?
Question: I recently received a severance package from my employer after working for the company for 30 years. Does my former wife have any claim to my severance?CONTINUE READING
How A Vocational Expert Can Help In Your Divorce Case
In divorce, retaining a vocational expert can sometimes be one of the most valuable investments you can make. If you are facing a divorce and brought in significantly more income than your spouse, or if your spouse has been out of the workforce for an extended period of time, you …CONTINUE READING