Tag: Financial


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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Feb

05

2014
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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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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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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Mar

05

2012

The Man Behind New Jersey Alimony Reform

With men representing 97% of alimony payors, alimony reform has become a key mens rights issue. States such as Massachusetts have already enacted sweeping alimony reform, while others, including New Jersey, are in the preliminary stages of updated archaic alimony laws. Republican Assemblyman Sean Kean is one of the driving forces behind alimony reform in New Jersey. His resolution calling for the creation of a...

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Feb

01

2012
Child Support Case Study: Jailing Dads Who Can’t Pay

Child Support Case Study: Jailing Dads Who Can’t Pay

One of the more visible issues challenging father’s rights is that most men who are behind on child support are not unwilling to pay; they are unable to pay. And yet courts across the country continue to jail fathers for their inability to pay. The article “Child Support: The ‘Deadbeat Dad’ Predicament” examined the issue of jailing “deadbeat dads,” but this article looks at a...

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Feb

01

2012
Child Support: The “Deadbeat Dad” Predicament

Child Support: The “Deadbeat Dad” Predicament

With the unemployment rate at 8.5 percent nationally, and the underemployment rate fluctuating around the 19 percent mark, divorced dads who fit into either of these categories are still being hauled off to jail in handcuffs for failure to pay child support. The issue with jailing so-called “deadbeat dads” is more often than not Dad is not a criminal; he is just broke. The Sixth...

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