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March 2011 Archives

Financial mistakes to avoid for divorcing couples over 50, part 1

According to data from the National Center for Family & Marriage Research, while the overall divorce rate has slightly decreased in the last 20 years, it has actually doubled for Americans who are 50 years of age and older.

Should lawyers be provided in child support contempt cases?

When individuals are facing criminal charges, they have a constitutional right to receive representation from a lawyer. We're all familiar with the Miranda Rights section that informs individuals that they have the right to an attorney, and that if they cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided at no cost.

Japan: A safe haven for those who have contempt for child custody

During a divorce, resolving issues related to your children can be one of the most emotional parts of the process. Even after child custody arrangements have been determined, that does not always guarantee that the other parent will follow the court orders.

Military women suffer higher divorce rates than civilian women

Every marriage faces numerous struggles and challenges, but certain situations may mean individuals are more likely to divorce than their peers. A recent study found that military divorce is a greater threat for women than men.

Kill Bill actor facing arrest for child support contempt

Every parent has a financial responsibility to their children. Regardless of whether you spend time with your children, a portion of your paycheck should be used to provide your children with the things they need.

Divorce lessons to learn from Charlie Sheen

Many people look to celebrities as role models. We admire their sense of fashion and the millions of dollars some make daily. We would be well-advised to copy the actions of some celebrities - their donations to charities and the work ethic of some.

Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller reach child custody agreement

During a divorce, one of the things most parents are concerned about is the welfare of their children. Whenever the courts in Georgia make decisions involving children, their primary concern is whether the decision is in the best interests of the kids. While we all hope that is also what motivates parents, with some people, it can be difficult to know for sure.

Financial secrets that lead to divorce, part two

In our last post, we began exploring some of the financial secrets that can lead to divorce. The last post covered secrets related to affairs and secret bank accounts. This article examines the secrets individuals keep surrounding the cost of items, the size of the paycheck and splurging because of a beautiful saleswoman.

Financial secrets that lead to divorce, part one

It is well-known that money is one of the biggest causes of divorce. However, when we talk about divorce, we rarely talk about the specific financial problems that lead to divorce. A recent article in The Wall Street Journal examined the financial secrets many individuals keep from their spouses and the impact those can have on marriages.

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