Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2015’

What Happens to Child Support When Your Child Graduates?

Most child support orders expire when a child turns eighteen and graduates from high school.  So, what happens when you reach that day?  First, make sure you have a clear understanding of your child support order.  Then, determine if child support should stop or be reduced.  If child support is being paid directly between the parties, and support is scheduled …

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Can’t We Just Agree? (The Dangers of Modifying a Custody Agreement Without Going to Court)

Hands of parents fighting over their son each pulling him their way.

Many parents work well together after a divorce, and sometimes they make changes regarding custody and child support without going to court, because they are getting along so well.  Minor changes in a visitation schedule are fine, as long as both parties agree.  However, major changes like a child going to live with the other parent, or reducing or stopping …

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When and How to Enforce Child Support Orders

paper family with broken money heart and Child Support text

Raising children is expensive.  According to an article on CNN Money, recent estimates put the expense at approximately $245,000 (and that doesn’t include college!).  Considering the nearly insurmountable costs of raising a child, why should any parent do it alone?  If you are a single parent not receiving court-ordered child support, here are some things to consider: 1) You can …

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Happy Mother’s Day

Mothers Day

The Law Office of Jeanne O’Halleran wishes a very happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there!  Mothers are so special to all of us, including natural mothers, adoptive mothers, step mothers, and mothers in law.  Thank you for all the sacrifices you made for us.

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Should you carry life insurance after your divorce?

Photo showing life insurance policy

Many couples carry life insurance on each other, especially once they have children.  The purpose of life insurance is to replace income and provide for the survivors if one of the spouses passes away.  The same concerns exists after a divorce. Most people understand the need for the parent paying child support to have arrangements to replace the child support …

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Children and Divorce – Education Expenses

A closeup of a female graduate in her cap and gown in front of a money background. Great conceptual image for the cost of a quality education

Parents always want the best for their children, including a quality education.  Unfortunately, education expenses can fall far down on the list of priorities in the midst of a divorce, when custody and other financial considerations become urgent issues.  Unfortunately, there is no law that guarantees payments for education beyond that available through public.  There is also no law that …

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