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June 2014 Archives

Halle Berry to pay $16,000 per month in child support

Sources say that more-and-more men are seeking child custody and child support than ever before. Some of the change may be attributed to changes in household structures in recent years. Last year, the Pew Research Center said that 40 percent of American households with a child under the age of 18 include a mother as the sole or primary breadwinner. Other research shows a dramatic increase in fathers asserting their rights in child support and custody disputes in family court.

Melanie Griffith seeks physical custody of 17-year-old daughter

When news of a celebrity divorce arises, there often seems to be a great deal of discussion surrounding property settlement issues. Many high-profile cases generate discussions of prenuptial agreements, if any, or more direct conversions regarding assets that may be a part of the marital estates. But, when a couple in any walk of has a child (or children), the issues of child custody and support may be of paramount concern for a divorcing parent.

Business ownership may make property division more complex

It is easy to think of the house, the car, investments and similar assets that may be addressed in a property division portion of a Texas divorce (the use of the singular form of the words car and house is intended for simplicity in the blog post - - many marriages have complex potential marital estates). There may be issues associated with work that can have impact in a property settlement; many people have retirement plans or pensions through work that may fall within the marital estate.