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  When the court initially orders alimony payments, they expect the financially responsible ex-spouse to pay the lesser-earning ex until the court order expires. However, some circumstances arise where an ex can no longer meet the court’s expectations to make alimony payments. But what does that...

A prenuptial agreement, commonly known as a prenup, is a contract written by a couple prior to getting married. This contract allows for control over legal rights upon entering marriage and what could happen if it ends in divorce or death. For example, a couple...

When parents adopt a child, they likely don’t anticipate getting a divorce. However, this situation can occur. If you and your partner are divorcing after an adoption, you might wonder what you need to know to prepare for the court hearings. Keep reading to learn...

Child support is a payment a custodial parent receives following a separation to provide financial stability for a child. A court of law makes these payments legal obligations. The number of children, their ages, and the income of both parents are the factors that initially...

Divorce is always emotionally draining, but it’s especially traumatic whenever children are involved. When parents disagree on aspects like custody, support, and visitation, the divorce process can become a prolonged battle that makes everyone involved miserable. Fathers are understandably apprehensive about child custody: for decades, courts...

In Washington state, divorcing couples can negotiate nearly all aspects of their lives after they split. A proposed divorce settlement that the partners can present to the courts for approval may include everything from the division of property to child custody and support. To determine a...