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Posted 1 year ago in Divorce Video by Ed Alpern  
How Mediation in Divorce Works [Video]

  Recently, the Internet was atwitter with the story of a divorced wife who sent $47.12 in pennies to her ex-husband after a judge ordered her to make the payment. That’s the kind of venom that can sometimes drip in divorce cases, especially the one half of one percent that wind up in court.    Carl Cangelosi, a divorce mediator, believes that most splits don’t need to come to that.   Mediation as a Cost-Effective Alternative “Parties have disputes all the …

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Posted 1 year ago in Divorce Your Money & The Law by Michele Bowman  
Fighting over Finances Is Top Divorce Predictor

Fighting over money is the top predictor for divorce, according to a recent study published by a family studies scholar. Divorce lawyers agree – and one offers the rest of a top five list of divorce predictors, along with an added irony about money.   For Richer or for Poorer The study, “Examining the Relationship Between Financial Issues and Divorce,” was published in the journal Family Relations by several scholars including Sonya Britt, assistant professor of family studies and human …

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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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