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December 2012 Archives

The consequences of marital infidelity on divorce

When a couple decides to part ways, the process that follows can be emotionally charged, taxing -- both psychologically and potentially financially -- and difficult for most people. Divorce is not easy. Various issues may dominate a divorce proceeding ranging from child custody to property division. But, what are the consequences of infidelity in a marriage? What impact, if any, does it have on the divorce proceedings?

Do sperm and egg donors have any parental rights?

Advances in medical technologies have made it possible not only for infertile couples and chemotherapy patients but also same-sex couples to conceive their own biological child through in-vitro fertilization and artificial insemination. Although the technology is available, the social and legal issues surrounding parental rights of the donor, surrogates, biological parent, legal parent and birth mother add an extra layer of complexity and challenge the traditional family law court system.

The implications of running a business together after divorce

The Census Bureau estimates that married couples own over three million businesses in the U.S. Given, however, that the statistic that 50 percent of all marriages will end in divorce, business owners who were once married but now divorced must find a way to compromise and work together post-divorce or sell their business.

Singer Marc Anthony ordered to pay alimony to ex-wife

According to court documents recently made public, singer Marc Anthony pays his ex-wife a monthly alimony payment of $3,500. The singer has two children with his ex, and in addition to the alimony, he pays $6,500 for each child per month in child support. Both monthly payments have the singer paying his ex-wife about $16,500 a month. Even eight years after their divorce was finalized, the singer continues to meet his monthly obligation.

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