There appears to be a shift in U.S. divorce courts -- including here in California. More than ever before, women are paying their ex-husbands alimony and child support. According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 56 percent of U.S. divorce lawyers noted an increase in moms paying child support within the last three years and 47 percent recognized a spike in women paying alimony.
The host of the "The Bachelor" announced that he and his wife are getting a divorce after 18 years of marriage. The announcement is a surprise to many, as Chris Harrison is the host of the popular ABC television show that helps couples find love.
California child support issues can be tricky. They require the separating couple to look at each other's finances, including their incomes and living expenses, in order to establish a reasonable monthly child support payment for the non-custodial parent. If the couple can't negotiate an agreement, the court will step in.
Few people can comprehend the strain that divorce and child custody disputes have on parents and children. Not only are parents dealing with the emotional aspects of divorce, but they also face the threat of losing custody or even partial custody of a child. No matter how difficult these decisions are, they must be made in the best interest of the child