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Man in Michigan Owes Child Support for Child Who Isn’t His

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Generally, child support can be explained quite simply: If you have a child who is living with his/her other parent, you will owe some amount of child support. It seems obvious to say that a person will not owe child…

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Pet Custody – A Celebrity Example

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

In Georgia, pets are considered property, rather than a member of the divorcing family. Thus, if a divorcing couple cannot decide who will keep the pets, the Judge will divide them equitably, along with the other marital property. Unlike a…

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Break Ups and Social Media

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
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This site has featured several articles about how social media can have an impact on your relationship and/or divorce. It is important to remember that airing your dirty relationship laundry on social media sites such as Facebook can do more…

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Same-Sex Marriage Update

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Last month, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear several cases brought by states seeking to keep same-sex marriage bans in place. By declining to hear these cases, the Supreme Court has implicitly paved the way for same sex…

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Celebrity Family Law – Fantasia Barrino

Thursday, November 13th, 2014
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  Former American Idol winner, Fantasia Barrino, is gearing up for a battle with the father of her teenage daughter. Fantasia Barrino – Baby Daddy Surfaces and Demands Custody,, October 5, 2014. Brandel Shouse, the 13-year-old’s father, is suing Barrino…

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Child Custody: Which Parent Should Get Primary Physical Custody?

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

During a divorce or child custody matter, one of the most important questions asked is “will I get primary physical custody of my child?” In other words, who will have the child the majority of the time? In determining who…

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Divorce Illegal in the Philippines

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

In the United States, many people take the daily freedoms we have for granted – including the freedom to divorce. There are laws that people must abide by in obtaining a divorce, but the result is the same. If spouses…

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Small Acts of Kindness Can Help Co-Parenting

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

When you go through a divorce and there are children involved, you and your ex-spouse are tied together for life – whether you like it or not. But regardless of how you feel toward your ex, there are small acts…

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Celebrity Divorce – A Co-Parenting Example

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Most often when a celebrity divorce is in the news, it is for the fighting, name-calling and “who wants what” in the divorce – naturally because this juicy gossip is what sells. Every once in a while I come across…

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Same Sex Marriage and Divorce

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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As more and more states are legalizing same sex marriage, the number of same sex couples who have gotten married has naturally increased. Like with any marriage, same sex spouses may encounter marital problems and make the difficult decision to…

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