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Unstable retirement economics demand a strategic approach to divorce

Many people take a minimalist approach to divorces, especially when it comes to the financial aspects of divorce. For many divorcing parties, simply getting through the divorce as quickly as possible and moving on with life are the most important goals, so they don't pay adequate attention to the financial considerations involved.

What are employers required to report concerning child support? - II

Last time, we began discussing how those individuals fortunate enough to land a new job may not realize that while they are busy acclimating to their position, their new employer may be busy submitting their personal information to a state-run child support database.

What are employers required to report concerning child support?

When a person receives the news that they've been hired, it's understandably cause for celebration. However, this celebration may prove to be short-lived once the person actually reports for work, as they will soon find themselves inundated with forms to sign, people to meet, policies with which to familiarize themselves and, of course, duties to learn.  

How convenience stores are improving child support collection

Agencies across the nation -- including here in Georgia -- have made remarkable strides over the last several decades in expanding the child support payment options available to parents. Indeed, in addition to more traditional methods such as in-person payments and payments by mail or over the phone, parents can now rely on auto deductions from their paychecks and online payment portals.

What do people really think about the nation's child support models?

In a post last week, our blog spent some time discussing the various models used by the 50 states in calculating child support. To recap, Georgia and 37 other states use the income shares model, which calls for the respective income of the custodial and the noncustodial parent to be considered in determining the amount of child support.

Can Europe teach the United States something about child support?

As regards payment of child support, relevant laws across the United States stand out as being comparatively rigid and severe when examined alongside the legislation that governs this important area of family law in many other countries.

Making sure all child support bases are covered under Georgia law

Some might consider it crass to focus so much divorce discussion around money. It's an emotional matter, after all. But the reality for Georgia couples going through the process is that the financial aspects pose perhaps the greatest stumbling blocks to bringing a marriage to an end. And where children are involved, the issues have a way of being magnified.

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