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Child Support: How is it Calculated?

When preparing for divorce, it’s important for couples with children to learn more about how child support is calculated. In the U.S., individual states regulate the payment of child support. Therefore, different formulas are used to calculate the amount.  Three main formulas exist to determine child support. The majority of U.S. states, such as New York, California, Florida, and Michigan, …

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Steps to Take When Preparing for Divorce

Enduring a divorce or legal separation is a difficult experience for any couple, regardless of what their reason for separating may be. But if you can take the necessary steps to prepare yourself for the uncertainty that lies ahead, the situation will turn out much better for everyone involved.  Knowing what steps to take upfront will make the divorce process …

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Divorce or Separation: How to Decide

Every couple struggles at one point or another. Divorce is a big decision that may come up for couples who no longer wish to be married. Legal separation is another option that is also great for couples who are struggling. There are many key differences between divorce and legal separation, as well as certain pros and cons. Depending on your …

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Equitable Distribution: 5 Frequently Asked Questions

Equitable distribution is the issuing of property and debt obligations. In most states, the courts use this when dividing marital property during a divorce proceeding. Equitable distribution in Florida is not an equal division of property, but instead, a fair division of property. By now, you may have a few questions about equitable distribution.  1. Which States Follow Equitable Distribution …

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5 Facts About Domestic Violence Injunctions

A domestic violence injunction, also known as a restraining order, is a court order that forbids one person from certain actions involving the individual that has filed the injunction. Coronavirus has put some victims of domestic violence in an unfortunate situation where they may feel hopeless. Unfortunately, domestic abuse has risen since the occurrence of coronavirus due to forced close …

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Need a Child Support Modification? Here’s 5 Helpful Tips for Applying During COVID-19

Over 36 million Americans have made unemployment claims. Many of these citizens have children and are paying support.  If the earning abilities of a parent or the financial needs of a child change, a child support modification may occur. This modification will shift the payment amount of child support to suit the situation. Many of those paying child support could …