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Blog Posts in May, 2010

  • How Can I Get My Ex to Pay Child Support?

    || 29-May-2010

    Several options are available to those whose former spouse refuses to pay child support or maintenance. If you have not already received a support order, you can bring a proceeding before Family Court. If your divorce judgment or separation /settlement agreement requires that your ex pay maintenance or child support, you can bring an enforcement proceeding before Family Court or your state's ...
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  • Alimony FAQ

    || 16-May-2010

    What is alimony? Alimony is payment that an independent spouse is ordered to pay a dependent spouse on a month-to-month basis, either temporarily or permanently. When do people receive alimony or maintenance? People receive alimony or maintenance after a divorce or a legal separation. How much alimony can people receive? The amount of alimony a spouse receives on a monthly basis is either ...
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  • What is a Pre-Nuptial Agreement? Do You Need One?

    || 15-May-2010

    Before the commencement of a marriage, some couples choose to sign what is a called a "pre-nuptial agreement". A pre-nuptial agreement is a legally binding contract that outlines what will happen if a couple decides to legally separate or file for divorce. Usually, pre-nuptial agreements cover important issues like child custody, child support, spousal support and also division of ...
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  • A Few Valuable Tips on Courtroom Etiquette From a Judge

    || 6-May-2010

    Who better to learn courtroom etiquette from than a judge? These tips come from Judge Roderic Duncan who has presided over thousands of divorce cases for more than 20 year. He now teaches family law to law students and new judges. These tips were taken from “A Judge’s Guide to Divorce: Uncommon Advice From the Bench.” 1. When addressing the judge, address him as “your ...
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  • Divorce Resources For Children

    || 5-May-2010

    Children often need help too when their parents get divorced. Here is a resource you can turn kids onto, it's the PBS website called, It's My Life. The site was created by the U.S. based public broadcaster and it is an extremely kid friendly site. It offers children of all different ages information, games, discussion and advice about friends, family, the body, emotions and even money. To ...
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  • One of the toughest parts of a divorce is what decisions to make when it comes to the children. Divorce can be very hard on children, and parents should try to make the divorce process as painless as possible for them. When parents are deciding whether to have joint custody or sole custody, one of the main factors they should take into consideration is how well they get along currently in terms of ...
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  • A Few Common Divorce Myths vs. Facts

    || 3-May-2010

    The subject of divorce, like numerous other subjects in life, has many myths built around it which can sometimes lead one to make the wrong choices. When one has the correct facts, its much easier to make the correct choices. The following are a few myths on the subject of divorce, then the facts. Myth : It’s the man who normally initiates divorce proceedings. Fact: Two-thirds of all ...
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