Child Support Guideline Models by State

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We think you may find this article explaining child support guideline models helpful… By NCSL “States generally use one of three models to determine the base child support amount due: The Income Shares Model is based on the concept that the child should receive the same proportion of parental income that he or she would have received if the parents lived together. …

Using Surveillance for Divorce and Infidelity Cases

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We think you may find this article discussing the use of surveillance in divorce cases interesting… By HG.org “One common reason why private investigators are contacted is to confirm whether or not a spouse or partner is cheating. This information can be used for a number of reasons in Family Law.  Reasons to Hire a Private Investigator for Infidelity Cases …

Frozen Pre-embryos: Life or Martial Property?

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We think you may find this article interesting… By Katie Mettler  Divorced St. Louis County couple’s frozen embryos are property, not humans, appellate court rules Justin Gadberry and Jalesia McQueen will have joint custody of the embryos but neither can use them without consent of the other. In the fall of 2005, Jalesia McQueen’s then-husband, Justin Gadberry, was deployed to …

What Happens to Debt in a Divorce?

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Check out this interesting article on handling debt during the divorce process… By Wolfe & Stec “You can divorce your spouse, but it may not be so easy to divorce yourself from the debt that you built together during your marriage.  Americans tend to run up lots of household debt. Debt.org claims that the average American household has over $15,000 …

Forget the Prenup: Why You May Need a Postnuptial Agreement

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We think you may find this article regarding postnuptial agreements helpful… By AJ Smith, Credit.com “Getting married is exciting. But in between the bouquet, dress and venue choices, it’s important to remember that it has some serious financial ramifications. Some couples like to keep their money completely separate while others are comfortable combining all funds. No matter your and your …

Revising Your Estate Plan After Divorce

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After a divorce it is important to revisit your estate plan. If you don’t update you will, trusts, and beneficiary selections, your former spouse could still inherit your assets. We think you may find this article with guidance on revising your estate plan after a divorce helpful… By Mary Randolph “If you’re going through the emotional and financial turmoil of …

Guidelines for Coping With Divorce – Tips for Parents

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We think you may find this article outlining tips for parents on helping children cope with divorce helpful… By Child Development Institute  “Unfortunately 50% of all marriages end up in divorce.  When a divorce does occur it is traumatic for all concerned.  Here are a few guidelines for minimizing the trauma for the children involved.  Counseling is often necessary to …

Seven Rules for Alimony and Taxes

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We think you may find this article outlining rules for alimony and taxes helpful… By Lina Guillen “Alimony, also called spousal support or spousal maintenance, is the payment of money by one spouse to the other after separation or a divorce. Its purpose is to help the lower-earning spouse maintain the same standard of living after divorce. If spouses follow …

Child Custody Evaluations: Do’s and Don’ts for Parents

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Emily Doskow        “If you’re in the midst of a child custody fight, you may be dealing with a custody evaluation as part of the court process. Your meetings with the evaluator present a challenge. You want to be yourself, yet you probably can’t avoid going out of your …

Will My Divorce Affect My Social Security Benefits?

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Jill Schlesinger “Divorce is not only emotionally traumatic, but it can blow a hole in retirement savings. Luckily, however, some of those who have had to endure the pain of a split can get some help from Social Security. While many married spouses know that one spouse can claim a benefit equal to half …