Tag: Child support


Apr

29

2014
New Jersey Offering Child Support Amnesty Week

New Jersey Offering Child Support Amnesty Week

Here’s some good news for divorced dads living in New Jersey! If you are behind on child support payments and facing possible jail time, it’s Child Support Amnesty week! The week-long program allows parents who are behind on child support payments to go in to their local probation office and try to either make a payment, or come up with a payment plan that is...

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Apr

23

2014
Marc Anthony’s Situation Teaches Us About Our Messed Up Court System

Marc Anthony’s Situation Teaches Us About Our Messed Up Court System

By Caroline Cordell Editor, MensRights.com Marc Anthony, the famous singer and actor, is back in court again fighting his ex-wife on the issue of child support. Right now, Marc Anthony pays a “paltry” $13,000 a month in child support to support his two children. But, apparently that’s not enough. His ex-wife, Dayanara Torres, is asking that this number be raised to $113,000 a month. That’s...

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Feb

14

2014
The End of No-Fault Divorce in Kansas?

The End of No-Fault Divorce in Kansas?

By Caroline Cordell Editor, MensRights.com Kansas Rep. John Bradford has authored a bill that would essentially end “no fault” divorce for the entire state by eliminating “incompatibility” as grounds for divorce. Proponents of the bill claim the purpose of the new legislation is to encourage people to not get divorced and to instead work on their marriages. Rep. Bradford argued that the bill would not...

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Feb

10

2014
5 Reasons You Should Support Men’s Rights

5 Reasons You Should Support Men’s Rights

By Caroline Cordell Editor, MensRights.com The men’s rights movement is, on the basic level, a movement that seeks fairness for men in scenarios where women are presumed to have the advantage. Specifically, our website focus on men’s rights in the law because in almost every courtroom women have an inherent advantage. The concept of “men’s rights” gets members of both genders riled up for often...

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Jan

27

2014

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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Jan

27

2014
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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Mar

21

2013
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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Apr

27

2012

Child Support When Paternity Is In Doubt

Paying child support can be a frustrating experience, especially when the child is not biologically yours. A CBS article reported a Dallas man was jailed because it was alleged he owed more than $50,000 in unpaid child support to a child that turned out was not his. The passing of a new Texas paternity law that gives men who doubt paternity a chance to file...

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Apr

02

2012

Child Support In Paternity Cases

By Daniel Lambert Cordell & Cordell Family Law Attorney Each state will have its own laws and regulations governing paternity and child support. Where I practice, child support is set in paternity actions pursuant to each party’s income and the placement/visitation schedule awarded to each party. Child support only becomes effective through an order of the court. If there is no court order for child...

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Mar

15

2012
A Case Study: Stopping Child Support While Incarcerated

A Case Study: Stopping Child Support While Incarcerated

By Sara Pitcher Cordell & Cordell Noblesville, Indiana Divorce Lawyer Incarceration may be grounds for modifying your child support obligation. Your modified child support obligation would likely be based on your actual income while you are incarcerated, including any funds available to you for paying support. The Indiana Supreme Court case of Lambert v. Lambert stated that the father’s pre-incarceration income could not be imputed...

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