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August 2012 Archives

Settlement shows Tom Cruise to pay $33,000 a month in child support

Just last month we brought news of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes's divorce and the controversy surrounding their daughter, Suri. Very soon after, they came to an agreement on many of their divorce and custody decisions, but their settlement has only recently been made public and it appears that Cruise will owe over $33,000 a month in child support.

Atlanta NFL player arrested for failure to pay child support

Atlanta native and former NFL star Jamal Lewis was arrested earlier this month for child abandonment, but he says that he has always cared for his children. He released a statement that disputes his arrest and says that the whole situation is a misunderstanding. Clayton County officials are saying that Lewis was arrested for failing to pay his child support.

Divorce doesn't mean mothers and fathers will stop being parents

With all the intense emotions flowing during a divorce it is often difficult for separating spouses in Georgia to spend time together. The thought of seeing or talking with someone that cheated on you may be repulsive. Knowing that a spouse that broke your heart will be at a friend's birthday may be too much to handle. Even though there are emotional attachments that divorced or divorcing spouses have for each other, they will be unable to avoid each other if they have children together.

Put your children first, even if it means getting along with an ex

No one in Cartersville would argue that divorce is not hard. Not only do husbands and wives have to divide assets, determine who should or should not get spousal support or have custody of the children, but there are numerous bitter, upset or angry feelings that come with the end of a marriage. For many divorcing couples in Georgia, there may be a great desire to have nothing to do with an ex-spouse ever again, but if a couple has children, it is extremely unlikely that will happen.

Jon Gosselin says that he can't keep up with child support

Now that "Jon and Kate Plus 8" is over, Jon Gosselin, father of eight, is saying that he can't afford to pay his child support payments to his former wife. While Georgia fathers may not know what it is like to have a reality show end, they can understand how difficult it is to make child support payments in this down economy. With many men unemployed, it may be difficult to scrape together enough money for their kids.

When religion and divorce don't play nice

As divorce becomes increasingly accepted in our society, there are larger and larger numbers of people in Georgia whose "till death do us part" turns out to be a lot sooner than death. While divorce and religion have historically not gotten along, many religious denominations are now recognizing and permitting partners to go their separate ways. But for some of the most devout, there may never be a time when it is religiously acceptable to end a marriage.

Stevie Wonder: I just called to say I want a divorce

It has recently been reported that the Motown music legend, Stevie Wonder, born Steveland Morris, has filed for divorce from his wife of 10 years, Kai Millard Morris. The 62-year-old singer has been very quiet about the divorce, saying that he wants the details of the matter to remain within his family and he hopes that the media and public will respect everyone's privacy.

Fathers and the presumptions that keep them from their children

At one point in time, if a couple divorced, it was all but guaranteed that the mother would get custody of the children. Unless the mother was an alcoholic or a drug addict, it seemed, the father had very little chance to have full or even partial custody of his children. As times have changed, the presumption in Georgia is that both parents will get custody of the children, but that doesn't mean that fathers are getting their children exactly half of the time.

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