Month: March 2011

McCourts continue to negotiate property division

In what seems like the property division settlement that will never end, Frank McCourt and Jamie McCourt have postponed a hearing scheduled for April 11 regarding the former couple's ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers opened their season on Thursday...

Divorced families travel together for the kids

Not everyone can do it, be amicable with your ex-spouse. But, those that can and have children can reap further benefits from their good natured, post-divorce relationships; they can go on a family vacation together for the sake of the children. Obviously, not all...

Child support, indigent parents and jail

Do you think a low-income parent who has failed to pay his or her child support should be given representation by the state at civil contempt hearings? That issue is the issue that the United States Supreme Court will soon have to decide. At the root of the issue is...

Higher property division stakes for people over 50

The financial stakes for younger couples who divorce are much lower than older couples who divorce simply because younger couples have more time to correct any financial mistakes or obstacles they encounter during the property division of their divorce. The greater...

Division of assets and pets: Shared custody

Usually when people get divorced their main concerns are child custody, parental rights, visitation, alimony and property division, but sometimes a central part of a family is the family pet. The issue of who gets the family dog or cat can easily be overlooked when so...

Most wanted Texas child support evader sentenced

The most wanted child support evader in Texas history has been sentenced to serve 12 months in state jail. The man kept Texas law enforcement officials on the run for 13 years before an agent for the FBI recognized the man in the country of Jordan. Before his run from...

Update on fathers’ rights expansion

Last week we talked about how fathers' rights may be expanded in one more state, South Dakota. The majority of states decide the issue of primary child custody according to what parent will be the child's primary caregiver. Often under the primary caregiver...

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