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1 out of 4 baby boomers are divorced

Divorce has found its way into the lives of many Americans, leaving many angry and frustrated to say the least. Divorce is sometimes the most difficult period in an individual's life. Between child custody, alimony and property division, many factors contribute to the difficulty of the dissolution of marriage. Throughout the years, divorce has increases amongst certain demographics. For the Baby Boomer generation, the divorce rate has more than doubled within the last 20 years. Many Montgomery residents want to know why.

Are divorce laws sexist to men?

One of the more difficult times in life occurs during a divorce. The dissolution of marriage is rarely an amicable process and can take months if not years for many Montgomery residents to solve. Between alimony, child support and property division, there is lots of room for one spouse to be on the short end of the stick in a divorce. Many fathers have found themselves with very limited visitation of their children along with high alimony payments. This has some people asking whether divorce laws are sexist against men.

Allen Iverson may face jail for failing to pay child support

Child Support has provided aid for many children across the United States. With the unpaid child support debt over $100 billion in America, many children have suffered as a result. Child support has also been abused in some cases by recipients. Either way, if the courts deem child support necessary, a parent has a legal obligation to fulfill payments. Currently there are numerous Montgomery residents who have to make monthly child support payments. When an individual fails to pay child support, they can potentially face jail time. For former NBA MVP Allen Iverson, this may be a reality.

Billionaire Rupert Murdoch files for third divorce

Divorce has found its way into many American families. The divorce rate for American families is at 50 percent. It can happen to anyone, neighbors, therapists, parents and even billionaires. Many Montgomery residents may be familiar with multi-billionaire Rupert Murdoch and his role in the media company, News Corp. The billionaire recently filed for his third divorce from wife Wendi Deng Murdoch.

Tennessee man with 22 children unable to pay child support

Divorce can sometimes be extra difficult when children are involved. Between child custody battles to paying child support, kids are often caught in the middle of a divorce. For most divorcing parents, the issue of raising their children is still a major concern that requires attention. In many cases, child support is legally required for one parent to pay until the child turns 18. When more children are involved, the amount of money paid each month typically increases.

As father's day nears, many dads want to see their children

With father's day right around the corner, a vast majority of Montgomery dads will want to spend father's day with their children. Unfortunately, many dads will not be able to see their children during this special day dedicated just for them due to an unfavorable child custody battle. The whole purpose of father's day is for a dad to spend quality time with his children. Without children, father's day would not be much of a holiday. Many dads have had their fathers' rights diminished because of a divorce. A recent study, however revealed that dads are being awarded at least 50-50 custody of their children.

Property division does not have to be complicated in divorce

Marriage does not come with a lifetime guarantee. For many Montgomery newlyweds, following the yellow brick road over the rainbow into a happy marriage is often not a reality. After years of marriage, fights, infidelity and irreconcilable differences can take their toll. With the nation's divorce rate at 50 percent, half of all marriages will end in divorce. Between property division, child support and alimony, divorce can take some time to officiate.

International custody dispute to begin in Tennessee

Divorce can be a different experienced for everyone. Many individuals are able to get the most out of their former marriage while others feel like they're getting the short end of the stick. One of the most disputed issues in divorce is child custody. Determining who gets to keep the kids or how often one parent gets to see them can often lead to a bitter custody battle. But what happens when one parent takes the kids and flees to another country? Two Tennessee boys are currently stuck right in the middle of their parent's international custody battle.

Evander Holyfield may lose driver’s license over child support

Many Tennessee residents are familiar with boxing legend Evander Holyfield and some of his numerous achievements in the sport of boxing. The former heavyweight champion is now battling a new foe: child support debt. After having eleven children with six different women, child support payments have added up for the middle-aged celebrity. The former boxer may lose his driver’s license if he does not start paying his child support.

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