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Posted 1 year ago in Child Custody and Support by Aaron Kase  
Mississippi Considers Privatized Child Support Enforcement

The Mississippi House of Representatives passed a bill last week that would allow the state to privatize its child support enforcement functions. If the bill becomes law, the state could become the first to fully privatize enforcement. Mississippi’s Department of Human Services, which currently handles collections, is notoriously understaffed and underfunded, and in total, about $1.1 billion in child support is owed by non-custodial parents in the state. However, some lawmakers are skeptical, suggesting that the privatization measure is intended …

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Failure to Adopt Robs Father of Custody of His Infant Son

Dr. Jonathan Sporn found himself “falling deeper and deeper in love” with his infant son, Lincoln, after the boy’s July 2012 birth. But due to legal circumstances and the tragic suicide of his biological mother, Lincoln has been in a foster home for more than a month and isn’t likely to leave anytime soon. Sporn, a pharmaceuticals executive living in Manhattan, struck up a romance with prominent attorney Leann Leutner in 2010. Both were divorced, and as their relationship grew, …

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Louisiana Casinos Collect Child Support from Deadbeat Parents

It’s rare that child support obligations are fulfilled on time, every time, by everyone who owes them, and states are getting creative in tracking that money down. Some states are even resorting to the resorts: Louisiana reportedly recently joined six other states by instituting a program to intercept casino winnings from delinquent parents to pay child support payments.   Louisiana Goes for Broke The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services announced on Jan. 29 that its casino intercept program, …

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Divorce Think Financially Not Emotionally [Video]

  If you’re a woman who’s considering divorce, watch this video. Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim interviews Forbes author and financial strategist, Jeff Landers, about his book, “Divorce Think Financially Not Emotionally” and we’re offering free copies of it. The first 100 people who subscribe to any of our Lawyers.com newsletters, “Like” us on Facebook or “Follow” us on Twitter and provide their mailing information will receive a free copy of the book featured in our video. Click here to …

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Posted 1 year ago in Child Custody and Support Divorce by Janet Raasch  
Are You Prepared for a Divorce?

If you’re thinking about filing for divorce, don’t jump into this complex process without preparation. Divorce involves not only the dissolution of a marriage, but also the division of assets and debts. It involves questions of support, for both parties and for children. Planning ahead puts you in a better position for making these decisions. It protects you from the actions of a vengeful spouse who might respond to your request for a divorce by hiding assets, destroying property or …

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