Temporary Court Orders in Divorce Cases

Temporary Court Orders in Divorce Cases

Couples that are going through a divorce must make decisions regarding spousal support, child support, and child custody. But, it can take months or even years for a divorce to be finalized, and these issues need to be addressed right away. For this reason, the judge will typically issue temporary court orders in divorce cases. […]
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Is There Gender Bias in Family Court?

Is There Gender Bias in Family Court?

Men and women have to go to family court to resolve family-related disputes, including disagreements over child custody and child support. Everyone should be treated equally in the judicial system, but many men believe that the family courts tend to favor females. Is there gender bias in family court? Here’s what you should know: Custody […]
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Everything You Should Know About Wage Garnishment and Child Support

Everything You Should Know About Wage Garnishment and Child Support

Parents must comply with the terms of a court-ordered child support agreement. But, some parents who are ordered to make child support payments refuse to pay. Make no mistake—the court will not allow a non-custodial parent to get away with missing child support payments. There are a number of ways the child support order can […]
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Tips For Preparing For A Child Support Hearing

Tips For Preparing For A Child Support Hearing

Parents have a legal obligation to care for their children—even after a divorce. During divorce proceedings, a child support hearing will be scheduled to determine how much the non-custodial parent should pay the custodial parent. Regardless of whether you are the custodial or non-custodial parent, it’s important to prepare yourself for this hearing. Here’s how: […]
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Will Child Support Cover College Tuition?

Will Child Support Cover College Tuition?

Getting a higher education is not cheap. In fact, it’s estimated that the average cost of college tuition for in-state students attending a public university is just under $10,000 a year. This number more than triples for students attending a private university, which can cost an average of $33,000 a year. Based on these averages, […]
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Will You Go to Jail For Not Paying Child Support?

Will You Go to Jail For Not Paying Child Support?

The court takes the enforcement of child support orders very seriously. As a result, any parent that fails to make court-ordered child support payments will face a number of consequences. What type of penalties should be expected? Will you go to jail for not paying child support? Here’s what you need to know: Attempt to […]
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What to Do If You Can’t Afford to Make Child Support Payments

What to Do If You Can’t Afford to Make Child Support Payments

During a divorce, the non-custodial parent is typically ordered to pay child support to the custodial parent. But, circumstances change. The non-custodial parent may find himself in a position where he can no longer afford to make the child support payments that have been ordered by the court. What should you do if you are […]
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A Brief History of Child Support Laws in the U.S.

A Brief History of Child Support Laws in the U.S.

Since the early 1900s, parents have been legally obligated to financially support their children. But, child support laws have evolved over the years. Here’s a look at the history of child support laws in the U.S.: Early 1900s Over 20 jurisdictions passed the Uniform Desertion and Non-Support Act that made it a crime for a […]
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What You Need to Know About Paying Child Support

What You Need to Know About Paying Child Support

Have you been ordered to pay child support? If so, it’s important to learn the ins and outs of paying child support so you know exactly what to expect in the future. Here are some of the facts about paying child support that every non-custodial parent should know: The monthly payment can go up OR […]
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Common Myths About Child Support

Common Myths About Child Support

There are a lot of misconceptions about child support, which is why many people don’t know what to expect if they are divorcing with children. But, it’s time to set the record straight by learning the truth behind these common myths about child support: Myth: Child Support Payments Cannot Be Modified Both parents must comply […]
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