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June 2011 Archives

Charlie Sheen's wages hit by 'violent torpedo' of child support

In May, we wrote that Charlie Sheen's divorce from Brooke Mueller had been finalized. Although they were only married for about three years, the couple had a very complicated divorce. The issues of child support, child custody and marital property division needed to be resolved.

Does divorce always harm children?

Parents going through divorce in Georgia understandably worry about the long-term effects of a divorce on their children. After all, divorce is a very stressful time for everyone who is involved, and it is natural to worry about the effects of stress on your children. Over the years, many studies have focused on the potential for harm to children that divorce can cause. However, some psychologists believe it is possible for children to not only survive a divorce, but to come out of the experience happier and stronger.

Supreme Court rules on right to counsel in contempt hearings

The law in Georgia and across the United States has long been settled on the issue of the right to an attorney when a defendant's liberty is at stake because of criminal charges. However, there are other legal situations that can jeopardize a person's liberty. One common situation involves child support contempt and enforcement hearings.

Studies show 75 percent of Marietta kids do well after divorce

When most parents are getting divorced, their two biggest concerns are their assets and their children. In addition to worrying about how child custody and visitation time will be arranged, many parents also worry about the emotional well-being of their children.

NFL wives: taking lumps has its alimony advantages

NFL players aren't the only ones on pins and needles about the current labor dispute with NFL owners. Some ex-wives of NFL players are also worried that the National Football League team owners and the representing unions will stay deadlocked too long in the labor spat. If labor negotiations aren't resolved soon, athletes won't get paid in September -- and some players' ex-wives may not get their alimony payments on time.

DeKalb County to crack down on late child support payments

Custodial parents rely on child support to help them cover the costs of raising a child. These payments may go toward food, clothing, medical treatment or even extracurricular activities. When a non-custodial parent fails to pay child support in a timely manner, it can create significant problems for the other parent and ultimately, the child.

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