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November 2012 Archives

Divorce leaving women without health insurance

Women have made a lot of ground in the past decades, climbing the education and professional ladder and demanding more equality in pay. Even in divorce, statistics demonstrate that less men than ever are required to pay alimony while the number of female spouses in a separation paying alimony has risen significantly. Yet, one area that has failed to show promise has to do with health insurance.

Budget cuts hitting the court system, child custody issues hard

State budget cuts in California are hitting many government programs hard. The California court system is an example of a government branch that has taken one of the deepest cuts. Courthouses across the state are cutting back hours and even closing altogether. What has resulted is longer waits for court dates and further drives for some who no longer have a courthouse in their home city. Divorcing spouses involved in child custody disputes are particularly affected by these recent cuts, which totaled approximately $350 million from the California court system this year.

Woman gets probation for child custody deprivation charge

Child custody cases can be complicated at best. The emotions involved, combined with the complicated task of dividing time with your children, mean that coming to an agreement on parenting time is often a difficult road. While California courts will consider the proposed parenting plan put forth by the separating spouses, ultimately the law looks to the best interests of the child when ruling on child custody issues.

How adult children factor into divorce

Previous posts on this blog have discussed child custody issues that can come up during divorce. There is no doubt that child custody is one of the most contentious and emotionally charged topics during a separation. However, things may be a little different when the divorcing couple has grown children. A recent article highlights how to handle divorce when it involves adult children.

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