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Posted 2 years ago in Child Custody and Support by Jennifer King  
Survey Says More Moms Paying Child Support

Moms are increasingly responsible for paying child support, according to a recent survey of divorce attorneys. Fifty-six percent of the attorneys surveyed by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) say they’ve seen an uptick in the number of female clients paying child support in the last three years. Forty-four percent of the attorneys surveyed said they’d seen no change in the number of women paying child support and none of the lawyers surveyed said they’d seen a decrease in …

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Posted 3 years ago in Child Custody and Support by Jennifer King  
Update: Dennis Rodman Facing Jail for Unpaid Support

Update: Former NBA star Dennis Rodman finally agreed to end his marriage after an eight-year divorce battle, according to court documents. Court papers showed the Basketball Hall of Famer signed to confirm the split from Michelle Rodman, though there was continued dispute over the $800,000 he allegedly still owes her in child support payments. The couple wed in 2003 on the five-time NBA champion’s 42nd birthday, but Michelle Rodman filed for divorce a year later. Rodman reportedly owes his ex-wife …

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Posted 3 years ago in Divorce by Courtney Sherwood  
Alimony Laws Confusing for Celebrities – and the Rest of Us

When Kobe and Vanessa Bryant finalize their divorce, some celebrity watchers expect the basketball star’s ex to walk away with $75 million in cash and three mansions to her name. But if she’d filed for divorce a few months earlier, her potential pay-out could have been considerably less, thanks to California divorce laws that treat marriages lasting 10 years or longer differently than shorter-lived matrimonial alliances. The exact details of any alimony Vanessa Bryant receives will also depend, in part, …

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Posted 3 years ago in Child Custody and Support by Jennifer King  
Public Shaming Used as Punishment for Deadbeat Parents

There are a number of ways to punish parents who fail to pay child support: Garnish their wages, revoke their drivers’ licenses and even throw them in jail. But a Kentucky county prosecutor is trying a different tactic: Public shaming. Bell County, Ky., Attorney Neil Ward has started to give deadbeat parents a choice: Go to jail or stand in a public place holding a large sign that says, “I do not pay child support.” Regardless of which option they …

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Posted 3 years ago in Child Custody and Support by Aaron Kase  
Can Mentoring Stop Dads From Turning Deadbeat?

With the nation facing dismally low rates of payment on child support orders, states have tried everything to get deadbeat parents to pay up, including throwing them in jail. Now, officials in some states are considering a new idea — instead of prison, why not help parents get jobs? Ohio program to divert parents away from prison, teach life skills Tough economy sinking child support payment rates Federal program has similar goals of building parenting skills   Early Intervention A …

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