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Sperm Donor Ordered to Pay Child Support

Five years ago, a Kansas man responded to an ad he saw on Craigslist posted by a lesbian couple seeking a sperm donor. He said that he wanted to help them out. The man donated for free, and he signed ...
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How to Approach a Divorce Settlement

Most divorces will end in a settlement, not in some dramatic courtroom setting. And that is good news, as this gives most couples the chance to end things amicably and quickly. If you are going to get ...
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Prenuptial Agreements FAQ

What exactly does a prenuptial agreement do? For one thing, a prenuptial agreement does not have to mean that you are already thinking about the possibility of a divorce. It actually can include ...
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Fathers' Rights for Child Visitation and Custody

It is the right of the father of a child to have visitation and custody rights, whether or not you were present at the time of the birth of your child. Perhaps your wife kept the baby a secret after ...
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Child Emancipation Basics

The reasoning's behind a child desiring to emancipate themselves from their parents vary from family to family, though in the state of North Carolina, a child has the right to legally part ways ...
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Divorce or Separation?

While certain couples may be suffering with martial problems, they may not be ready to make that official step of the divorce. For this very reason, the process of separation has been designed to give ...
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Equitable Distribution Frequently Asked Questions

In the event that you and your spouse have decided your marriage is coming to an end, understanding how your property is divided in divorce is absolutely crucial. In the majority of states across the ...
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Financially Starting Over After Divorce

A divorce can be a hard experience to walk through both emotionally and financially. The physical act of getting used to having a dual income to living off of just your own can be overwhelming as ...
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Is Divorce Really Harmful for Your Children?

With half of marriages coming to an end, there are about 1.5 million children annually who experience their parents going through a divorce. At the time of the split it feels as though their world may ...
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The Connection Between Alcohol & Divorce

Alcohol in of itself is not a bad thing as it can be used to celebrate life events, take a load off at the end of a rough week, or to add a touch of romance to your night with the one you love. ...
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Life Story: How Divorce Made One Man a Better Dad

When it comes to the topic of divorce, many people would agree that it is not beneficial for the children to have their parents' live separate lives. However, there are some cases in which this ...
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Planning Your Prenuptial Agreements Before the Wedding

If you and the love of your life have decided to officially tie the knot in a legal marriage, there are obviously many different factors that you will have to work through in order to be prepared to ...
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Different Categories of Divorce in North Carolina

If you are considering a divorce in the state of North Carolina, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of the various different categories that your divorce can fall under. Filing for a divorce ...
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South Carolina Teacher Investigated for Sexual Battery

A married English teacher from Forest Acres, South Carolina has been charged with sexual battery after she was suspected of having sexual relations with a student at Dreher High School. Both Kinsley ...
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What to Do When Your Ex Destroys Your Credit

If you divorced a spendaholic, then you may have been able to pass all credit card debt onto him or her at the end of the divorce. But what happens if the spouse who takes responsibility for all debt ...
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The Different Joint Custody Arrangements

If you and your ex-spouse have joint custody of the kids, you will have to figure out how you are going to work out a sharing schedule. If your child is in school, chances are that one parent will ...
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Divorce and Finances: Tips to Remember

If you are getting a divorce, then you may want to think about your financial knowledge. Divorce involves a lot of money matters, and if you aren’t prepared you might find yourself in a pickle. ...
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Third Party Visitation: Do I Have the Right to Visit?

When parents divorce, it inevitably splits a family apart. But it also splits apart friend groups that used to spend time together. You may have a dear friend in your life who is not a family member, ...
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Chad Johnson's 911 Call Released to Police in Domestic Violence Case

Chad Johnson is the wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins and has been married to the reality TV star Evelyn Lozada for about one month. The couple tied the knot on the Fourth of July this year in St, ...
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More Women Are Paying Child Support

Child support payments are a common part of any divorce. In the past, it was normally the husband who made these payments, because he was the one with the high-paying income for the family. However, ...
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With Only 51% of People Getting Married Cohabitation Agreements are Important

As times change, so too do the attitudes concerning marriage and cohabitation. One study shows that only 51% of people are now getting married, a figure that has declined over the past few decades. ...
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New Test Establishes Paternity Before Baby is Born

Researchers at the University of Maryland have discovered a new test that will establish paternity while the baby is still in gestation. This blood test is unique in that it only requires a sample of ...
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Many Couples Having "Divorce Ceremonies"

While most people have been invited to at least one wedding in their lives, it is pretty rare that you are asked to be present at a divorce ceremony. However, this is a growing trend that some people ...
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Can You Stay on Your Ex's Health Insurance After Divorce?

When people are about to go through a divorce, they have a plethora of questions on their minds. These questions may include: How long will the process take? Who will get custody of the kids? How will ...
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Supreme Court Overturns Prenuptial Agreement

In most cases, a prenuptial agreement is very hard to dispute during a divorce. In the case of one Nebraska couple, however, the state's Supreme Court has ruled on behalf of the wife. The justices ...
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