When a couple divorces, one spouse may be ordered to pay the other during the divorce process and/or for some period of time following a final divorce. This money is called alimony or spousal support. The concept of alimony developed when most marriages followed the traditional pattern of a husband who worked outside the home and a wife who stayed home and took care of the household.
When divorcing couples agree on the terms of their divorce – child custody and visitation, property division, child support and alimony – many states will allow them to get an uncontested divorce, saving them considerable time and money. This article will explain the process for getting an uncontested
Overview of Annulment Annulment is a frequently misunderstood legal concept, because popular culture and religion have presented differing and often inaccurate views of what an annulment means in terms of family law. This article focuses on "civil annulments" not "religious annulments," which can only be granted by a church or clergy member.
After a divorce, the spouse who earns more sometimes pays the other spouse “alimony,” or financial support payments. However, the paying spouse will usually want those payments to end when the spouse receiving payments (the “supported spouse”) gets remarried or begins living with someone else, and is no longer financially dependent.
Every child in Delaware has the legal right to be financially supported by his or her parents. This duty applies whether the parents are married or separated. A parent’s income is a key factor in deciding how much support is owed. Unfortunately, some parents try to lower the amount of child support
The Center for Disease Control estimates that one in every four women will be a victim of domestic violence at some point in her life. Victims of abuse often choose not to call the police, but rightfully speak up about their abuse when child custody is at stake. Courts generally consider domestic violence
All parents have a duty to financially support their children. When parents divorce (or separate if they were never married), they need to work out how they will continue to provide the support necessary for their children to thrive. Typically, the noncustodial parent (parent with less custodial time)