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October 2014 Archives

Options for handling Halloween parenting time disputes

Today is arguably the best day of the year for candy lovers. Halloween night is the one day each year where Snickers, Kit-Kat, Skittles and Mike and Ikes are in high demand. It is also the one day of the year where wearing a costume is the norm, instead of the exception. Because of this, kids probably relish Halloween in the same way they look for presents on Christmas Day.

What will happen with Halle Berry's support modification request?

Some people who are experiencing difficulties with paying (or receiving) child support may not believe that the system is fair. Essentially they may believe that women are treated differently than men. Fathers may have an inherent expectation imposed on them that they are supposed to go out and get a job so that they can pay support, while women may be given a pass when they cannot find work because of how much time they must spend with the child because of numerous financial barriers (most notably, child care costs) that prevent them from working.

How will student loans be paid after divorce?

Child custody and parenting time are two of the most contentious divorce issues that divorcees may have to deal with. However, dealing with the division of marital debt may be just as complicated and contentious, especially when student loan debt is involved. For instance, if the person initiating divorce recently benefited from having student loans taken out for them by the other spouse, this could raise some significant issues.

Retailers are planning for the holidays, so should parents

If you’re annoyed with the growing number of holiday displays, even though it is only October, you may want to take a cue from retailers and prepare for the holidays as well. This is especially true for parents who are going through divorces that include parenting time disputes, as well as unmarried fathers who have not established custody or parenting time through a court order.

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