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January 2013 Archives

Court orders man with child support arrears to stop having kids

When a relationship between parents ends, child custody issues tend to dominate any negotiations or court proceedings concerning the divorce or break-up. Even though the nuances of child support orders vary, typically a non-custodial parent is ordered to pay the custodial parent child support to help with the rearing of their child.

Artificial insemination does not negate child support obligation

Children are the apples of their parent's eyes. Most parents will do their utmost to ensure that their children are well cared for. However, when a married couple with children files for divorce, issues such as who gets custody of the children and who is obligated to pay child support arise. These issues are more complex when reproductive technologies such as artificial insemination are utilized.

Reality TV star Bethenny Frankel files for divorce

Reality TV shows fascinate many viewers. Most viewers return weekly to learn about what has transpired in the lives of the stars of the reality shows they watch. Michigan fans of reality TV shows will find it interesting to learn that Bethenny Frankel, star of the show "Bethenny Ever After," has filed for divorce after a two-year marriage.

Sarah Palin's sister-in-law files for divorce

Most people are well aware of the statistic that approximately 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce. The reasons for ending one's marriage will vary from person to person and, depending on one's situation, issues such as child custody, child support, visitation, property division, alimony and more may dominate the family law and divorce proceedings.

Failure to pay alimony may result in jail time

Some of our Michigan readers may be familiar with the issues a divorce can bring. And, some may find it interesting to learn that when a man who was court-ordered to pay his wife alimony failed to do so, he was jailed for failing to meet his spousal support obligation.

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