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March 2014 Archives

Charlie Sheen seeks to modify child support payments to ex-wives

When parents make the decision to divorce, emotions run high as factors related to child custody are decided. In most cases, the spouse who retains primary custody of a child is granted child support. Several states, including Illinois, calculate child support amounts based on a payee's income and the number of children he or she has.

Recent ruling delivers big blow to rights of unwed fathers

Most parents never forget the day their son or daughter enters into world. For many fathers, witnessing or being amongst the first to hold a newborn son or daughter provides an opportunity to bond with a child and an important and positive step towards forging a life-long and positive father and child relationship.

Research debunks theories on link between cohabitation and divorce

In the past, gender roles were largely dictated by society. As such, both men and women grew up with certain expectations related to what to expect from one another and society at large. As such, the vast majority of men and women did not live together until after marriage. Today, the only real rule related to gender roles is that there are no rules.

Joint debts live on after a divorce. How to protect yourself

In a divorce, it is important to protect your financial interests, whether it is by securing proper spousal support or child support, or by ensuring that your marital debts are equally divided. In the process of reaching a financial settlement it is also prudent to make sure that jointly held debts do not come back to haunt you years after the divorce decree is signed.

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