Child Support

If you are a parent with custody of your child who is not married to your child’s other parent, receiving child support is likely a very important and necessary component of your child’s care. Without a child support payment, you may be unable to afford basic care items for your…

Adoption has changed drastically in the past 20 years. Not only are more domestic adoptions now handled in an open manner, but the Internet has come to play a role in almost every step of the adoption process. Positive Changes from the Web The Internet has had a powerful effect…

The North Carolina Senate has unanimously passed a new child abuse law that could receive the governor’s signature before the end of the month, the Charlotte Observer reports. Dubbed “Kilah’s Law,” the bill increases the sentences for several child abuse-related felonies. Currently the maximum sentence for the worst cases of…

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Most people who hire divorce attorneys are understandably concerned about legal fees. There is no simple formula. General estimates show that a divorce can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $15,000 or more. Shelling out that kind of cash can be difficult for divorcing couples, particularly because they must also be wondering whether…

more women paying child support and alimony

Over the years, the news media have focused on fathers who make – or don’t make – their court-ordered child support payments. While historically dads have been responsible for providing child support, a recent report of American lawyers says the gender scales are tipping when it comes to the financial obligations of…