Top 10 Dads Divorce Articles Of 2014

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Here is a look back at the top 10 Dads Divorce articles in 2014.

1. What Constitutes a Substantial Change In Circumstance?

The article gives a general rundown of what courts consider a substantial change in circumstances when modifying child support. Although courts are given wide discretion, a substantial change in circumstances can include a loss of job or an injury.

2. Are There Exceptions To A Morality Clause Banning Overnight Guests?

Court orders often include morality clauses, which prohibit overnight guests of the opposite sex when children are present. Laws vary by state, but in order to have overnight guests in Missouri you would need to get married to your significant other or file a motion to modify in your divorce case and have the order of the court amended to allow overnight guests of the opposite sex.

3. The Worst U.S. States for Divorce

Divorce laws are sometimes interpreted differently by different judges and certain states make getting a divorce a bigger ordeal than normal. The article lists some of the worst states for getting a divorce and the laws that make them so frustrating.

4. Why Moving Out Could Be A Costly Mistake In Your Divorce

There is a misconception that as soon as a couple decides to divorce, one party needs to immediately leave the house. This is often one of the biggest mistakes made during the divorce process. If you are planning on getting a divorce and about to leave the home, stop and consider other options first.

5. What Is The First Thing A Dad Should Do After Separation

As soon as you separate, there are a number of things you need to take care of, including securing your finances, getting legal counsel, and considering a collaborative divorce. You also need to keep in mind that where you relocate makes a big impact on the divorce process and you need to stay focused on the big picture.

6. Spouse’s Current Salary Versus Potential Income

In some cases, it’s possible to request the court to impute income to your spouse. That means the court will treat their income as what they should be earning when calculating support.

7. Three Things to Stop Doing Now, or You Could Destroy Your Divorce Case

There are three seemingly innocent things that can destroy a divorce case: Talking to your children, telling your friends about your divorce, and monitoring your soon-to-be ex. This article explains why they’re mistakes and how you can avoid making them.

8. The 2014 Happiness Calendar: 12 Strategies To Thrive

Henry S. Miller, the author of “The Serious Pursuit of Happiness,” offers 12 strategies for each month of the year that the science of happiness and well-being has proven can increase your feelings of happiness and satisfaction.

9. Can Disability Income Be Used To Calculate Child Support and Alimony

In general, a court cannot garnish benefits directly because they are excluded from garnishment under the federal code. However, they often can consider them as part of income available for support.

10. Are Braces Considered Cosmetic or a Necessary Medical Expense?

Orthodontic costs are generally considered “reasonable” out-of-pocket medical expenses that are to be divided by the parents. In joint legal custody situations, the child’s orthodontic care should be discussed prior to the decision.

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