According to the American Bar Association Journal, public schools nationwide are backing down from entrenched zero-tolerance policies. While public school administrators may sincerely like to move toward a system where they can exercise discretion in the handling of serious disciplinary cases, I don’t foresee real change on the horizon because funding systems rewards expulsion of the students who get in serious trouble at public schools.
BoltNagi Attorney Tom Bolt informed the U.S. Virgin Islands’ Finance Committee last month that the territory will most likely be seeing same-sex marriages soon, whether or not residents vote for it.
Among some of the more frustrating situations I have seen clients deal in their cases is the presence of “other money,” usually in the form of a new spouse or the other party’s parent who contributes money which isn’t considered “income” under Pennsylvania’s Support Guidelines and, therefore, not included in determining the receiving party’s net income available for support. In other words, the court will not necessarily consider an ex-wife’s rich new husband when determining the child support obligation.
The United Kingdom Ministry of Justice recently announced the government’s “commitment that from the age of 10, children and young people involved in all family court hearings in England and Wales will have access to judges to make their views and feelings known.” The changes, which will be implemented as soon as possible, will also give children over 10 the opportunity to have input during mediation proceedings.
Divorce can occur at any stage of life, whether you are in your twenties or facing retirement. Couples who married young and who are considering divorce while still in their 20s or early 30s will likely face different challenges than their older counterparts. If you are young and considering divorce, it is important to have a clear understanding of your rights and obligations as you move forward.
The New Hampshire family court’s forms for final decree on petition for divorce, legal separation, or dissolution of civil union (“final decree”) and the uniform support-standing order (USO) have sections regarding health insurance that must be completed by the parties or filled in by the court.
A decade ago, a debt crisis was looming; erected upon the twin foundations of mortgage and consumer debt. The downturn of 2008-2009 shifted that as lenders realized that much of the debt they had issued could not or would not be repaid.
Oftentimes, people going through a custody dispute want to have psychological evaluations to show the judge “who is lying” to the court about some issue or another.
Student loan debt is becoming an increasing financial burden for young Americans. When you sign the original loan document, it may seem perfectly feasible to pay off that debt over years, even decades. But what happens to loan debt in the event of divorce?