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Keeping The Financial ‘Piece’: Divorce Finances Tips

Keeping The Financial ‘Piece’: Divorce Finances Tips

By Sarah J. Merry Cordell & Cordell Divorce Lawyer If you have recently decided to seek a divorce from your spouse, or are contemplating doing so, you undoubtedly have questions about what you should or should not do with respect to your assets, debts, and household expenses. You should always ask your family law attorney for advice on these matters, however, these general divorce finance...

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Divorce Lawyer: To Hire or Not to Hire?

Divorce Lawyer: To Hire or Not to Hire?

By Sarah J. Merry Cordell & Cordell Divorce Lawyer As if coming to the decision to seek a divorce was not stressful and complicated enough, you are now facing the seemingly daunting task of hiring an attorney. Hiring a divorce lawyer, and, in particular, who you hire as your attorney, is an important decision and should be made after thorough consideration. Just think: your matrimonial...

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Tax Tips For Divorced Men

Tax season is quickly approaching, and for divorced men, this can be even more stressful than usual because of alimony, or maintenance, payments and child support. You thought that you had survived the worst part of the year, the holidays, when the effects of your divorce are at their highest point. Finally you don’t have to worry about which days you will be able to...

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Shocking Statistics Show the Bleak Reality of Joint Custody in Nebraska

Shocking Statistics Show the Bleak Reality of Joint Custody in Nebraska

In Nebraska, a debate is raging on the merits of joint custody, also known as shared parenting. As a result of the intense arguments brewing, the Nebraska Administrative Office of the Courts released a shocking report on child custody orders in the state. From 2002 to 2012: 72 percent of the time mothers were awarded sole or primary custody 13.8 percent of the time fathers...

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Kentucky Proposes Changing Child Support Laws

Kentucky Proposes Changing Child Support Laws

By Tara N. Brewer A proposed bill in Kentucky to modify the state’s “outdated” child support laws could lessen a child support payor’s obligations. Results from a 2008 survey for the state Child Support Guidelines Review Commission suggested that the analysis of parental spending plans are outdated, as the current analysis of parental spending plan is based off of data from 1987. Proponents of the...

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Our American Justice System: Equal and Fair?

Our American Justice System: Equal and Fair?

Submitted by Anonymous I worked as a domestic violence advocate for a Midwest domestic violence shelter for about five years. This article and my other (“Inside Story: Domestic Violence Shelters“) are based upon my education in the field of criminal justice and domestic violence as well as personal experiences I encountered during my employment. I truly believe that the United States legal/justice system is the...

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Are There Laws To Protect A Man From An Ex-Wife’s False Report?

A legal system that was designed to protect against abuse is itself being abused, as described in the previous article “How Your Ex-Wife Can Legally Keep Your Kids From You.” The power of false allegations of abuse is undeniable, but the story of Darryl Ginyard gives hope to all fathers being denied their rights to see their children.



How Your Ex-Wife Can Legally Keep Your Kids From You

High-conflict divorces are often followed by varying degrees of custodial interference combined with false allegations of abuse. A vengeful ex-wife may deny a father telephone access to his children, interfere with a dad’s participation in their children’s sports events or school activities, or thwart a dad’s pre-arranged parenting time by refusing visitation. One tried-and-true tactic used in keeping the children away from their father –...

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Inside Story: Domestic Violence Shelters

Inside Story: Domestic Violence Shelters

Submitted by Anonymous I have worked as a counselor in a domestic violence shelter in the Midwest for more than five years. I enjoyed my job when it was legitimate, when I was helping an actual victim of domestic violence overcome their past, their trauma, and move on with their lives. However, day-by-day, week-by-week, it became more and more obvious that the business of domestic...

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