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July 2012 Archives

Military parents often penalized in child custody matters

The men and women who serve in our country's military sacrifice much. Multiple deployments and stress associated with time apart, often leads to divorce among military couples. When a spouse is in the military, issues related to divorce and child custody matters are more complex and confusing and often end up penalizing the serving parent.

Getting divorced? Why you need life insurance

When a couple decides to divorce, there are a number of matters that must be sorted out and settled. Child custody, alimony and the division of assets and property are typically the main focal points of a divorce settlement. There are however, other considerations that can have an enormous financial impact including life insurance policies.

Divorcing parents should collaborate for sake of children

Divorces are typically wrought with conflict. Couples who have decided to end their marriage likely have many feelings associated with their soon-to-be ex-spouse related to anger, sadness and regret. While it's easy to get bogged down by these negative emotions, when a couple has children it's best for everyone involved to work together to come to an agreeable divorce settlement.

Four rules of negotiating child custody

We've all read the headlines or seen the movies where a divorcing couple is locked in a bitter and drawn-out child custody battle. It turns out that most divorcing couples are actually able to agree on child custody terms, with more than 50 percent of custody matters being settled by the parents working together.

Relationship between economic status and divorce examined

Regardless of socioeconomic standing, individuals across the country and in states like Washington, share similar views regarding the institution of marriage. This finding came out of a study conducted by university researchers who examined potential reasons for higher divorce rates among those with lower incomes.

Paternity testing for pregnant woman now easier

In past years, women and men in the state of Washington who questioned the paternity of a child typically had to wait until the child was actually born to definitively determine the father's identity. Today, new technology has been developed making paternity testing before a child is born easy and risk-free.

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