Tag: Laws


Apr

23

2014
Why The Opposition To Shared Parenting, New York?

Why The Opposition To Shared Parenting, New York?

By Sarah J. Merry Cordell & Cordell Divorce Lawyer A quick search on Google shows that “shared parenting” is a hot button issue in many states across the nation. Shared parenting refers to two parents who have divorced or separated, or who were never married, sharing residential custody of their child on an equal or near equal basis and being equally empowered to make decisions...

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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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Mar

06

2014
Equal Parenting Time Bill Unlikely To Pass

Equal Parenting Time Bill Unlikely To Pass

By Caroline Cordell Editor, MensRights.com History repeats itself once again with proposed legislation in Nebraska to create the presumption of equal parenting time unlikely to pass in the Nebraska State Senate. Last month, MensRights.com published an article chronicling the exciting and promising custody reform in Nebraska, in particular the LB 1000 bill. The situation seemed encouraging, with the Nebraska Administrative Office of the Courts releasing...

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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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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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Dec

07

2012
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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Jun

04

2012

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.


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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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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