Tag: Child support


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Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Alimony

When you know you are about to experience a divorce, there is a range of emotions that you experience that may cloud your more rational ways of thinking. While those emotions are important and should be handled in a constructive and healthy method, those rational thoughts regarding your financial future are too important to ignore. Your future is on the line, and without taking the...

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Navigating #MeToo as a Man

Navigating #MeToo as a Man

Within the last year, the #MeToo movement, which began in 2006 to help African American women and girls, as well as other minority women from low-income communities who have survived sexual violence, has taken off and has become a mainstay in society and culture across race, religion, culture, gender, and sexual orientation. The national dialogue has crossed platforms and has become a part of a...

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Texas Courts: Pay Child Support For Kid That’s Not Yours

Texas Courts: Pay Child Support For Kid That’s Not Yours

When paternity is in question, it can send families into a spiral. Many couples find themselves divorcing over the mere question of whether or not the child is the husband’s. For unmarried men, who may or may not be the father of the child in question, the legal road is a bit more challenging. It is important for unmarried fathers to be proactive when establishing...

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Several States Offering Child Support Amnesty

Several States Offering Child Support Amnesty

In honor of child support awareness month, Oklahoma and New Mexico are offering amnesty to noncustodial parents behind on child support who have warrants for their arrest because of unpaid child support. The amnesty program offers a way for fathers burdened with huge amounts of child support debt to avoid jail time and get their lives back on track. During the month of August, fathers...

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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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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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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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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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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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