A lot of divorcing couples pride themselves in the fact that they are divorcing amicably. Ex-couples who have gotten past their anger and regret can be successful in securing swift and fair divorce settlements. But there's a difference in truly understanding the financial consequences and naively compromising on important issues.
A new paternity test that can be used earlier in pregnancy might make it easier to identify a father who can pay child support. The tests are not as invasive as others tried in the past, although they also bring some challenges.
When rich businesspeople get divorced, they have a lot on the line. In the absence of a prenuptial agreement, they sometimes lose up to half their fortune in a divorce settlement. Let's take a look at some of the most high-profile divorces among business moguls. The payouts are certainly eye-catching.
There are a lot of financial challenges when it comes to divorce. In addition to dividing assets and possibly arranging for child support or alimony payments, the other costly things in life don't go away.
Sometimes celebrity divorces develop into bitter feuds between the stars. That doesn't appear to be the case with Courteney Cox and David Arquette, who officially called it quits late last week after a long separation.
Often divorce comes with child custody disputes. In the end, a lot of divorced parents in Colorado end up with joint child custody arrangements. In this situation, it can feel strange for parents to have their kids gone much of the time. But there are ways to make it easier on the parents and the kids. Here's what some parents do.
Divorce can be an emotional process for all involved. While each spouse may be struggling with lifestyle changes, it's important not to forget about the kids. A divorce may be somewhat traumatizing to them, so it's important to watch out for signs that they are not doing well.
Late in March, we told you about how former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman was found in contempt of court for failing to pay child support to his ex-wife. Now a judge has sentenced him to 104 hours of community service. He was also placed on three years of informal probation as long as he keeps up on alimony and child support payments going forward.