23 April 2014 0 Comments

Divorce Mistakes

ShareGoing through a divorce is an overwhelming experience – complete with tons of emotions, emotions you didn’t even know you had, and many tough decisions that need to be made, which can affect us for a long time. Some people decide at the beginning that they will take control of the situation, while others can […]

15 April 2014 0 Comments

Navigating through Divorce

ShareEven though it seems like yesterday that you said, “I do” and promised to love each other forever and ever, sometimes people just aren’t compatible and things don’t work out. Going through a divorce or other family issue is by its very nature a hard and stressful situation – even when the situation is an […]

2 April 2014 0 Comments

How Long Must I Pay Child Support?

ShareEvery child deserves the right to be supported by both parents. Paying child support is an obligation – not a choice. Today, where sons and daughters remain longer in the family home, one may question the concept of childhood dependence ending at majority. In many cases, a child who turns 18 is considered an adult […]

5 March 2014 0 Comments

Is my Child Support Affected if my Ex Remarries?

ShareChild support payments are legally enforceable through court orders. The parent who does not have custody is usually ordered to help pay for the expenses of raising his or her child, such as food, clothing, housing, and medical care. What happens if the mother of the child remarries and her new husband wants to adopt […]

25 February 2014 0 Comments

Can I claim my child on my taxes?

ShareNow that tax season is upon us, I have a question. My husband and I have been divorced for almost a year, and our children live with me. Can I claim my children as dependents when I file my taxes? In the case of divorced, separated, or never married parents, only one parent can claim […]

17 February 2014 0 Comments

Staying healthy during the divorce process

ShareNo one goes into marriage expecting to go through divorce. But sometimes, for whatever reasons, people need to part ways and move on. Whether you are the spouse wanting the divorce of the spouse who has been left to deal with the shock of an unwanted divorce, you will need to take steps to protect […]

21 January 2014 0 Comments

Supporting Myself after Divorce

ShareGetting married at a young age seemed to be a great idea as it was happening. Having children right away made you very happy. Let’s face it, you’ve been a stay-at-home mom most of your life. Now, your husband decides he wants a divorce and you’re wondering how you are going to survive financially. The […]

3 December 2013 0 Comments

Working Together is Good for All: Joint Custody Agreements

ShareDid you know that children in joint custody arrangements have fewer behavioral and emotional problems? In addition they have high self-esteem and better family and school relationships. Children need both parents in their lives. The following are some helpful hints to make sure that co-parenting and joint custody work in your family: Set up a […]

18 November 2013 0 Comments

My New Spouse Earns A High Wage

ShareI have been asked many times by a parent who has remarried if his or her child support payments will increase because they married a high earner. Each parent’s financial support obligation depends on: Total income earned by each parent Time spent with children Number of children Medical needs of children Education needs of children […]

25 July 2013 0 Comments

As A Single Father What Are My Rights?

ShareAs a father facing a divorce, you may wonder if you have the same rights as your spouse when it comes to matters concerning your children. Being divorced doesn’t mean you can’t still be a great dad to your children. You have the right to be involved in your children’s lives. The courts recognize that […]