Blog Posts in August, 2009

The Different Types of Spousal Support

Spousal support, commonly referred to as alimony, is a type of monetary payment that is made by an independent spouse to a dependent spouse after a divorce or a legal separation. Before a wife or ...

U.S Father Arrested in Japan in Child Custody Battle

When Christopher Savoie found out that his ex-wife took their two children from the U.S. back to her native country of Japan, the Tennessee father decided to go after them. In Japan, Savoie picked up ...

Adoption: Steps You Can Take to Make Adoption Easier

If you or someone you know is looking to adopt a child, you may be wondering what the adoption process is like. This is perfectly normal as most people are unaware of the legalities and complexities ...

Program Helps Non-Custodial Parents Find Work to Pay Child Support

With countless parents falling more and more beyond on their child support payments, it comes as a breath of fresh air when a parent actually wants to make sure their child has the financial resources ...

Wisconsin Attorney General Opposes Same-Sex Benefits

In Wisconsin, it is being reported that the state attorney general, J.B. Van Hollen, said he would not defend a new same-sex couples law. The new law grants same-sex couples spousal benefits. Some of ...

Economy Leads to Increase in Domestic Violence Cases in Modesto

According to officials in Modesto, California, the current recession is having a negative impact on families. Amidst the economic meltdown, more and more people are turning to the family courts to ...

What are the Benefits of Drafting a Prenuptial Agreement?

If you are planning to get married, you should strongly consider speaking with an experienced family law attorney about drafting a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement is a legal document that ...

North Carolina Approves Same-Sex Adoption

On August 19th, A North Carolina appeals court ruled in favor of a same-sex adoption. The court's ruling stated that a state senator's adoption of her former domestic partner's child could not be ...

21 Arrested in Oregon for Unpaid Child Support

In Portland, Oregon, 21 people were arrested after the state conducted a sweep to find unpaid child support offenders. According to Oregon's attorney general's office, parents were arrested this past ...

Judge Finds Father Not Guilty of Contempt in Custody Proceeding

An Albany, New York family court judge has ruled in favor of a non-custodial father who was accused of being in contempt of a custody order after he altered his doctor's prescription medication. Judge ...

Cohabitating before Marriage May Not Increase Chance of Divorce

Most people are under the assumption that cohabitating can increase a couple's chance of divorce once they decide to marry. However, recent research results indicate that couples who live together ...

John Edwards Expected to Admit Paternity of Mistress' Child

The paternity controversy surrounding former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards is expected to come to an end. According to North Carolina TV station WRAL, Edwards is expected to ...

What Are the Different Types of Child Custody Arrangements?

During a divorce or separation, one of the most important issues to discuss is child custody. In many cases, both parents want to maintain an active role in raising their children, and therefore have ...

Program Aims to Help Parents Get Back on Track with Child Support

California is giving parents whose driver's licenses have been suspended for failing to make child support payments the chance to get their driving privileges back. The "Get Back on the Road Again" ...

Legislators Seek Funding for Domestic Violence Programs

California legislators are coming together in support of emergency legislation that calls for one-time funding for domestic violence programs and shelters statewide. The legislation, authored by Sen. ...

Oklahoma Considers a New Way for Paying Child Support

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services has a new idea in mind for collecting child support payments. The DHS wants to set up Kiosks where parents can come to make their child support payments. ...

Bill Calls For a Network to Help Service Members with Overseas Custody Battles

Under an amendment that was added last month to the 2010 defense authorization bill, the U.S. military would be responsible for creating an official support network for service members whose children ...