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Who Pays for the Children's Medical Expenses After a Divorce?
Don't want to be stuck paying for all of your child's medical bills after divorce? Read this article to learn how to ensure both parents share in the children's medical expenses. ... READ MORE

How Does Divorce Affect Adult Children Financially?
The financial impact of divorce can be far-reaching. It not only affects the spouses, but their children as well. And the fact that one or more of the children may “legally” be adults doesn’t mean the monetary effects of divorce won’t apply to them. ... READ MORE

How Does Divorce Affect the Children Financially?
Many of the financial changes you’ll experience during a divorce will be even more pronounced once your split is final. An adjustment to finances may also mean an adjustment in your children’s standard of living. Your divorce will inevitably bring financial changes; however, if you know what to expect, you may be able to minimize some of the financial impact on your kids. ... READ MORE

Divorce Calculating Child Support FAQ
Can the court add the money that I receive from a trust to my regular income in calculating the child support that I pay? I receive some money from my brother's rental property. Can the money that I get from my brother's property be used in calculating my support obligations arising out of the divorce? ... READ MORE

Divorce Establishing Child Support FAQ
A woman is claiming I'm the father of her child. She says she won't seek support if I pay her a lump sum. Will this work? Am I obligated, through the court, to continue to pay support for my disabled daughter after she turns 18? Can the court require me to pay my son's college tuition and expenses in ... READ MORE

Divorce Modifying Child Support FAQs
At the time of my divorce I was unemployed. I'll be starting college soon. Will student loans be considered "income?" Both my ex and I have moved from the state where we got divorced. He's making more money now and I need more support. Where do I file? Can I get an increase in my child's support order ... READ MORE

Divorce Paying and Collecting Child Support FAQ
Can I terminate my ex-spouse's visitation if he or she doesn't pay child support? How can I collect overdue support? I haven't seen my ex in 15 years and I have some support judgments against him. I recently found him in another state. Can I collect these judgments from him? I've heard that I can get ... READ MORE

Divorce Procedures in Wisconsin
When you get a divorce, you legally separate your life from your spouse's. This process can be lengthy and get quite messy, especially if you disagree on terms. Wisconsin has certain rules you must follow to ensure both parties in a divorce are treated fairly. Divorcing Without an Attorney While it is ... READ MORE

Divorce Law in West Virginia
A divorce or marital dissolution formally ends the marital relationship and the duties and responsibilities of the parties toward one another, including the division of marital assets and debts. If there are minor children involved and an inequitable financial situation exists, there may be continued ... READ MORE

Virginia Divorce
When you divorce, you and your spouse legally separate your lives. Depending on the length of your marriage and whether you have children, this can get complicated. Virginia statutes outline the procedures you must follow before your divorce can be finalized. Representing Yourself If you choose to represent ... READ MORE


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if your ex isn't following the court orders, file a contempt motion against them. Plan to have a process server personally serve the motion on them to insure proper notice. You also may want to try se ...Read more

Absolutely. Whether or not the father of your child is your husband, if he is not supporting your baby, you can absolutely take him to court for child support. Since he works "off the books" it may be ...Read more

Child support is usually paid to the person who has the child in their care at least 50% of the time.  If mom does NOT have the child in her care, it's unusual for her to receive child support. & ...Read more

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How Do I Get Reimbursed for ‘Unreimbursed’ Medical Expenses?

Have you incurred out of pocket medical expenses for your child or children? Is that child or are those children subject to a child support order? If you answered yes to both of these questions, be aw ... Read more

Income Attribution in MA Child Support and Alimony Cases

In cases involving child support and alimony in Massachusetts, can a party be made accountable for the money he or she is not making? Child support and alimony orders can become a complicated matter i ... Read more

Child Support

The goal of child support is to ensure that single parents are able to provide for their children. In spite of the fact that the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement collects billions of dollar ... Read more

Treating Stock Options and RSUs as Assets vs. Income in a Divorce

A recent opinion by the Massachusetts Appeals Court in the case of Ludwig v. Lamee-Ludwig (2017) has clarified an area of MA law that has beleaguered judges, attorneys, and divorce litigants for some ... Read more

Fraud in Child Support

Recently, we were approached with inquiries regarding a difficult, normally expensive, and often impossible situation to deal with. A woman wanted to know what could be done for her daughter, whose ex ... Read more

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