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Posted 2 years ago in Child Custody and Support by Heather McGowan  
$35 Billion in Child Support Owed in US — but only 41% is Paid

  The picture for parents with young children who are owed child support is grim, and it is getting worse, according to a recent report by the US Census Bureau. The percentage of custodial parents getting full payment is dropping at an alarming rate. Fewer parents received child support in 2009 when compared to 2007 payment percentages. Only 41.2 percent of parents received the full amount of support due in 2009, compared with 46.9 percent in 2007. Hundreds of thousands …

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Posted 2 years ago in Divorce by Keith Ecker  
The Manimony Trend: Men Getting Alimony from Their Ex-Wives

The man of the house used to unilaterally earn more money than the woman, but that is not necessarily so in the 21st century. Women continue to narrow the income gap, which has resulted in some unforeseen consequences, particularly when it comes to divorce. “Interestingly enough, part of the ramifications of women getting better jobs, getting higher pay and receiving equal rights are certain penalties, such as orders of spousal support in divorce proceedings,” says Kenneth Altshuler, president of the …

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Posted 2 years ago in Divorce by Aaron Kase  
Divorced Fathers Less Likely To Receive Child Support, Census Shows

New information about child support payment from the census bureau shows that when it comes to custody cases, fathers are still getting the short end of the stick. Mothers more likely to get custody, child support Fatherless homes lead to troubled children Men need to be proactive to protect rights in custody cases It Pays To Be Mom The latest census information reveals that of the 13.7 custodial parents in the country, only one in six are fathers. The report, …

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Posted 2 years ago in Your Family & The Law by Jennifer King  
Getting Your Deadbeat Ex to Pay the Child Support or Alimony You’re Owed

Like many divorced women, Nancy J. Kemp of Charleston, W.Va., has a deadbeat ex and a do-nothing judge. She is unemployed and has health issues. Her ex-husband Richard hasn’t paid her spousal support since August. As of Nov. 17, he owed her $4,746. She needs the money for prescriptions, among other things. Since September, Nancy Kemp has filed four motions for contempt with the court. If he’s ultimately found to be in contempt, he could face jail time, a fine …

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