On fire in the name of divorced Father Rights

A 58 year-old father, who seemed to have had a normal life before divorce proceedings, doused his body with gasoline and set himself on fire in the name of Father Rights. Thomas James Ball, like many men, went through divorce proceedings. Because he had children he automatically became linked to Child Support Recovery. He diligently paid his [...]

By | 2017-05-18T22:53:04+00:00 June 22nd, 2012|Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Family Law|Comments Off on On fire in the name of divorced Father Rights

Man With 30 Kids Requests Child Support Break

A 33-year-old Knoxville, Tenn. man with 30 children appeared in court this week to ask the state for child-support help, Memphis news station WREG reported Wednesday. Desmond Hatchett has fathered 30 children — which is believed to be the record in Knox county, according to the Los Angeles Times – with 11 different women. His youngest children are toddlers [...]

By | 2017-05-18T22:53:04+00:00 May 22nd, 2012|Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law, Spousal Support, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Man With 30 Kids Requests Child Support Break

Louisiana Compiles Public Database Of Delinquent Parents

Louisiana’s Department of Children and Family Services rounded up parents who have skirted their financial duties and listed them on a website accompanied by how much money they owe. All parents listed have been ordered by court to make child support payments. The total is alarming – tipping the scales at $1.2 billion in payments [...]

By | 2017-05-18T22:53:05+00:00 April 17th, 2012|Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Family Law, Spousal Support|Comments Off on Louisiana Compiles Public Database Of Delinquent Parents

Pet custody increases in divorce cases

  They always said California sets the trends….Divorces can be contentious at times. Decisions have to be made regarding child custody, alimony, and property division. But what happens to the pets? California divorces are changing in regard to how family pets are considered in divorce proceedings. In the past, California courts may have generally assigned [...]

By | 2017-05-18T22:53:05+00:00 April 3rd, 2012|Child Custody, Divorce|Comments Off on Pet custody increases in divorce cases

How does a court decide which parent will get custody of a child?

When the parents cannot agree on a custody arrangement, the court will make the decision for them. When determining the child’s best interests, the court may consider the following factors: The length of time the child has lived in a stable environment. The permanence, as a family unit (such as the remarriage of parents) The [...]

By | 2017-05-18T22:53:06+00:00 August 1st, 2011|Child Custody|Comments Off on How does a court decide which parent will get custody of a child?