Family law articles include information about divorce, child custody, child support and adoption.

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Illinois Revamps Child Support Calculations

New child support calculations will be implemented on July 1, 2017. Prior to this overhaul of the calculations, child support was generally determined based upon the payor's income and number of children. For example, a person who was obligated…
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What Should I Know About Retirement Planning?

Preparing for retirement can be a complex process, but fortunately lawyers can ensure that those considering retirement have legally sound, effective retirement plans. Attorneys who specialize in elder law, estate planning law or probate law…
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Can I Get a Divorce Without a ‘Get’?

An Orthodox Jewish woman has launched a social media campaign to help her obtain a ‘get,' or religious divorce from her husband. According to CBS New York, Rivky Stein has created a Facebook page in which she accuses her husband of emotional…
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Who Is Responsible For Student Loan Debt Following a Divorce?

The Wall Street Journal reported recently that college students and alumni are now more in debt than ever because of student loans, with students who earned bachelor’s degrees in 2012 having an outstanding loan balance of $29,400. Those with…
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Former Olympian Johnny Weir Involved in Bitter Divorce Battle

Former Olympic figure skater and color commentator Johnny Weir and his husband are involved in a tumultuous divorce battle. According to NJ.com, the couple, who have reportedly vacated their Lyndhurst, N.J. home, have filed pleadings before…
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Can the creation of guardianship by a parent be challenged?

It is wise for parents to name legal and physical guardians of their minor children to serve in the event of their deaths. But the creation of a guardianship by a parent is not always controlling. Pennsylvania law provides that all custody…
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Can separated or divorced parents be required to contribute to the costs of their children's college or private school?

In the early 1990s, several Pennsylvania courts and the Pennsylvania legislature attempted to require separated or divorced parents to contribute toward their children's college costs. In 1995, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that since…
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Can separated or divorced parents be required to contribute to the costs of their children's college or private school?

In the early 1990s, several Pennsylvania courts and the Pennsylvania legislature attempted to require separated or divorced parents to contribute toward their children's college costs. In 1995, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that since…
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Can receiving a personal injury settlement increase your child support payments?

A Pennsylvania father who worked as a laborer for a paper company was recently required to increase his child support payments when he settled a personal injury claim. The father was initially ordered to pay $200 per month toward the support…
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Can a marital agreement be done after the wedding?

A marital agreement can be made after the wedding whenever differences arise between the parties regarding the future financial issues. The agreement must be based upon some consideration other than the marriage itself. Sometimes such an agreement…