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July 2017 Archives

How to deal with delinquent child support payments

When a couple with children separates, child support is essential to make sure the children are taken care of even if their parents are no longer together. A court order will detail all child custody and support issues and specify how much the non-custodial parent needs to pay every month to provide for the child's basic needs. Typically, a parent has to pay child support until the child turns 18-years-old, unless otherwise noted in the child support order.

When a spouse dies before the divorce is final

It’s hard to pin down life in a single definition. Family structures are complex and unpredictable. One never knows what’s going to happen – but the law is set up assuming you have a traditional arrangement. It doesn’t happen often, but if a partner dies before a divorce is finalized, it creates an unusual situation where the soon-to-be ex-spouse instead becomes a widow.

How can my ex-spouse and I divide our assets when we divorce?

You and your soon-to-be ex-spouse have decided to end your marriage. Now, the difficult part begins as you ask yourselves, "Who gets what?" Property division can be one of the most complicated parts of a divorce and requires patience and a thorough understanding of the process.

Paul Anka awarded custody of son after long battle with ex-wife

When parents make the painful decision to go their separate ways, their children often feel the effects of the decision for years afterwards. Legendary singer Paul Anka recently won sole custody of his 11-year-old son after a long child custody and support battle with his ex-wife, former Miss Sweden, Anna Berg. The court also ruled that Berg is not permitted to contact her child.