Back child support and your passport

Back child support and your passport

People often realize that failing to pay child support can lead to many different hardships in life, from those which are financial (tax refund interception, etc.) to being arrested. However, there are a number of other ways that back child support can derail your plans and turn your life on end. For example, you could be unable to obtain a passport if your unpaid child support exceeds a certain amount. It is important to be aware of the different ways…

Separation or divorce: What you need to know

In the early days of your relationship, you took pride in knowing everything there was to know about your partner. Now all you know about your partner is that you need space apart. Space can be helpful, and it doesn’t mean that you’re headed down the path toward legal separation or divorce. Many couples who take a break simply need to spend time away from their partner to remember why they chose them in the first place. Wondering about separation…

“Nesting” back in public spotlight

In divorce, establishing where the children will live is often one of the hardest issues to resolve. During the economic downturn, when home values plummeted, some parents got creative by “nesting.” In this arrangement children remain in the family home full-time while the parents alternate between that home and another. In some cases, the parents may even remain in the same home together, at least temporarily. This approach is back in the spotlight with a new ABC show about a…

Tips for handling the family dog in divorce

Think the family pet can’t cause issues in divorce? When researchers at Georgia Regents University asked hundreds of people who they would save if given the choice between a dog or a human, nearly half (40 percent) said they would save their pet over the life of a stranger if forced to choose. Still not convinced? Consider these statistics: Over 90 percent of dog owners view their pet as part of the family (Harris poll) 40 percent of female married…

How to divorce a narcissist

The person you married may seem like a distant memory to the person who now shares your home. You may now feel that the time has come to divorce. If your soon-to-be ex-spouse has a narcissistic personality, you may have faced mistreatment throughout your marriage without immediately recognizing it. Individuals with these personalities can easily manipulate and make others feel worthless without obvious displays of violent or frightening behavior. Prepare for drama Because narcissists love attention and want everyone on their…