When a couple divorces, one spouse may be entitled to child support payments from the other spouse. In Vancouver, there are a variety of factors that are considered before a child support amount is determined. Typically, however, parents do not begin making payments until they have been ordered to do so by the courts.
People facing divorce need to do their homework beforehand. This is true whether you live in Washington or anywhere else in the country.
About two months ago, we wrote a post about a man who beat his wife in front of a judge. That man is currently being held in jail without bond for aggravated battery. Although his case garnered a lot of media attention, most cases of domestic violence in Washington are less well-known.
In our last post, we discussed the impact divorce has on children. For decades, people throughout Vancouver thought that divorce inevitably damaged children. Thankfully, recent studies have shown that isn't the case.
How many times have you heard parents say that they were "staying together for the kids?" For decades, people in Washington and throughout the country have been under the impression that there were few things worse for a child than witnessing his or her parents go through divorce.
Many parents do not like to think about losing time with their kids. Some have concerns about how well their soon-to-be ex-spouse can parent the kids alone. For many parents in Washington, determining the child custody and visitation schedule can be one of the most emotionally challenging parts of divorce.
When people think about divorce, one of the most frightening aspects of it can be the element of property division. People worry about what will happen with their home and their cars. They wonder how their family business will be divided. People worry about whether they'll need to divide inheritances with a soon-to-be ex-spouse.
After Bernie Madoff was convicted for defrauding investors out of billions of dollars in 2009, it was revealed that his Ponzi scheme had duped individuals in Washington and across the country. Now a man wants to resettle his divorce, hoping to get back some of the money his ex-wife was awarded.