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RAND Corp.: Military marriages suffer from deployments

The root finding of a large study published recently in the Journal of Population Economics emerges “loud and clear,” says one of its authors, and what it posits most unequivocally is this: Military marriages are at dire risk from combat deployments by one or both spouses to Iraq or Afghanistan.

Judge approves substantial child support reduction for Sheen

The ongoing public drama involving actor Charlie Sheen and his ex-wife Brooke Mueller took another turn this week, as Sheen and Mueller have agreed to an unusual child support modification. In the average case -- celebrity or not -- one parent's inability to personally care for the children wouldn't typically result in a reduction in child support. The support would be redirected to the person now in custody of the children.

Child custody arrangements not just for the recently divorced

When married parents decide to get a divorce, addressing child custody and support concerns is rarely an item that is missed. However, marriage isn't on the table for everyone these days as the definition of family continues to change. Many individuals are choosing to have children outside of marriage.

Housing market plays role in Georgia divorces

During the recession and housing market decline, studies found that fewer couples were getting divorced in the United States. Now that the housing market is improving and property values are rising, more couples are calling it quits. 

Should fertility have value in a divorce settlement?

More and more couples these days are putting off having children until they have built their careers, set enough funds aside for a retirement nest egg or even taken time out to travel the world. At the same time that more couples are waiting to have kids, more marriages are ending in divorce.

Man jailed for falling behind in spousal support

There are certainly some situations in which individuals in Alpharetta should get alimony: when one spouse makes far more or has a much higher earning potential than the other, alimony may be a helpful tool to make sure the spouse who earns less is not immediately thrown into poverty by his or her divorce. Granted, alimony, which is also known as spousal support, should be awarded with care, as changing how much is owed in spousal support can be quite difficult.

Technology, dads and fathers' rights: surrogacy arrangements

In the area of family law, both in Georgia and nationally, issues often center around various parties' rights in a number of contexts. Regarding children, their rights and needs are often a central consideration, with courts being guided by a "best interests" standard.

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