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February 2017 Archives

Paternal involvement and child support debt

U.S. non-custodial parents paid in excess of $32 billion in child support during the 2015 fiscal year through the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement. These amounts were applied to the expenses incurred by custodial parents in North Carolina and around the country for caring for and raising their children. Typically, parents who do not have primary physical custody are ordered by courts to make these payments. There are many fathers in the United States who do not live with their children. The results of a study indicate that those who owe back child support tend to see their children less, have children with multiple people and work fewer weeks a year.

How divorce may affect financial aid

If you are going through or have ever been through a divorce, you know it is never an easy or emotionless process. Separating from someone and the life you have come to know has the capacity to throw your entire world into a tailspin, and it may seem hard to see the positive side of the situation, particularly if children are involved.

Trump chooses to allow Obama's child support order to stand

North Carolina is among the 36 states to have passed laws that allow for the reduction of child support orders of noncustodial parents who are incarcerated, but spending time behind bars is considered voluntary unemployment in many parts of the country. Barack Obama addressed this issue during his last month in office, and his regulation, which went into effect on his last day of office, has yet to be reversed or suspended by his successor.

Deciding how to split the primary residence in a divorce

A North Carolina couple engaged in a high-asset divorce must decide how to deal with their primary residence. Even if they successfully agree on other aspects of property division, making a decision about the house they have shared can bring up difficult emotions and lead to costly mistakes.

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