Mel Gibson’s high-asset divorce settlement finalized

If there is one obvious take away from all the Mel Gibson stories that have blared out from media headlines over the past couple years concerning his family life, it must be this: The man is rich. Rich enough, indeed, to have hundreds of millions of dollars left over following court-mandated outlays for child support […]

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Alimony: Non-payment, enforcement and judicial remedies

Every state in the country has an official mechanism for enforcing child support payments and providing remedies when delinquent parents don’t perform their obligations. In Georgia, that task falls to the Department of Human Services, most specifically to its Division of Child Support Services. There is no equivalent counterpart within the state for dealing with […]

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Things to think seriously about in a child custody case

A family law commentator has recently expounded in a newspaper opinion piece on a few points that are important in child custody matters. We pass along those “things to think about” considerations here, since they commonly feature in family law and are equally applicable from Georgia to California. A fundamental and preliminary point to note […]

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Kobe Bryant’s wife files high-asset divorce petition

Professional basketball star Kobe Bryant is reputedly the top money maker in his profession. Last year he earned close to $25 million in salary, and he also exercised a contract extension worth more than $80 million. Undoubtedly, his soon-to-be ex-wife Vanessa is well aware of all the material details, since she filed for divorce from […]

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Georgia, other states subject of govt. report on child support

A recently released government report shows that many parents who win child custody don’t receive the child support they are owed. The report, released this month by the U.S. Census Bureau, includes data from child custody cases in Georgia and other Southeastern states. Analysts compared child support statistics for 2007 and 2009. In 2007, custodial […]

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What to keep in mind about alimony tax consequences

Not many things change the face of a financial management plan like a divorce does. There are ways to ease the financial changes, and understanding the Internal Revenue Code requirements for handling or reporting alimony can be helpful, when spousal maintenance is a factor in a divorce settlement. Generally, property settlements or child support payments are […]

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