Debt In A Divorce?

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Check out this interesting article… by Wolfe&Stec You can divorce your spouse, but it may not be so easy to divorce yourself from the debt that you built together during your marriage.  Americans tend to run up lots of household debt. Debt.org claims that the average American household has over $15,000 in credit card debt, and Bankrate.com did a survey …

What Are the Pros of a Birds’ Nest Custody Schedule?

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Check out this interesting article… by Cara Boyanowski Everyone knows what “nesting” means in the context of being pregnant, but what does it mean in the context of custody?  By definition, a bird’s nest custody arrangement is a shared physical custody schedule, whereby, children reside in one residence instead of being transferred between the two separate residences’ of the parents.  For …

Surveillance for Infidelity Cases

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Check out this interesting article… by HG.org Reasons to Hire a Private Investigator for Infidelity Cases In some cases, a private investigator is hired by a concerned husband or wife who believes that the other spouse is cheating. Having proof of an affair may help in a divorce case to prove fault or to prove that money has been spent …

Alaska Became the Very First State to Consider “Pet Custody” – Will Others Follow?

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Check out this interesting article… by Cara Boyanowski It is estimated that 70-80 million dogs and 74-96 million cats are owned in the United States.[1]  That equates to approximately 37-47% of all households in the United States own a dog, while approximately 30-37% of all households in the United States own a cat.  With these statistics, it is hard to …

The Prenuptial Agreement Sunset Clause

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Check out this interesting article… by STEVE FRITSCH A prenuptial agreement is generally designed to protect the assets of the partner who has more wealth than the other from a quick divorce and resulting loss of property. While this agreement does work, spouses who stay married for years or decades could be held to the prenuptial agreement long after the initial …

Mirror Orders to Prevent International Child Abduction

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Check out this interesting article… by Jeremy Morley “Mirror” orders can be a useful tool in the arsenal of lawyers who handle cases concerning international child travel and the prevention of potential international child abduction.   Increasingly courts are being asked to enjoin parents from taking children overseas because of a parent’s fear that the children will not be returned. …

When You Sue Your Parents to Pay for College, You May Be Emancipated

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Check out this interesting article… by Jessica Diamond In a new published (precedential) decision, Ricci v. Ricci, the Appellate Division addressed an adult child’s (an oxymoron, I know) request for her divorced parents to contribute to her college education expenses. Going  back to basics, the Appellate Division reminded us that – before any determination about a divorced parent’s obligation to …

Dad Advocates For Amicable Divorce In Viral Facebook Post

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Check out this interesting article… by Shawn Garrison Divorce is often talked about in the same terms as a death or tragedy. So many couples end their marriage in a storm of hostility and hurt feelings. Often, the family court system even seems to encourage conflict by pitting each spouse against the other. There is, however, an amicable alternative. That’s …

The Serious Consequences of Parental Alienation

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Check out this interesting article… by Andrew Feldstein Although an older child’s wishes not to be in the care of or have access to one parent may have been influenced by an alienating parent, they are still the child’s views and preferences. Enforcing a custody order against such wishes, particularly in the case of older children, is very difficult, and may …

Is it Considered Child Neglect if Child Support Paid by Third Party?

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Check out this interesting article… by Mark Wortman The Constitution protects the fundamental right of a parent to custody of their child even though child’s best interests are the goal of statutes governing adoption.  An action for adoption without parental consent terminates, without a separate action for termination of, parental rights.  Adoption statutes afford relief on clear, cogent, and convincing …