How is child support calculated in Delaware?

In Delaware, both parents, whether they are married or not, have a legal obligation to support their children until they graduate from high school or turn 19. Courts arrive at an amount representing an individual’s child support obligation with the assistance of an automatic calculator using a mathematical formula in Delaware. The child support formula […]

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Social media clauses are now a part of prenuptial agreements.

Attorneys report that there is an increase in the number of clients that request prenuptial agreements that contain language addressing usage of social media by both spouses during the impending marriage. Such usage includes the posting and displaying of photographs, videos, and even verbal content. Using a “prenup” in this manner is wise for a […]

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Enforcing foreign or out-of-state child support orders.

One of the main concerns of a divorced parent moving out-of-state is the continued receipt of established child support payments. Hopefully, the situation prior to relocation is one in which the ex-spouse, or obligor-spouse (spouse obligated to pay child support) is fully complying with any court-ordered child support. What if after the custodial parent moves […]

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Can the court suspend my driver’s license for not paying child support?

When this question is asked, I often wonder if people are more surprised by the fact that this is even a valid question or that its answer is yes. After all, state governments using driver’s license suspension to enforce debt payment is not unique in the United States. It is also not without controversy as […]

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Should you consider mediation? Why alternative dispute resolution may be better for both spouses.

When emotions are running high and a couple is thinking of divorcing, it may seem impossible to consider a form of alternative dispute resolution like mediation. Many people believe that mediation will not work for them, and that the only way to settle the problems with their spouse is in court.
What couples may not realize, […]

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Drug testing and child custody: Can you ask for your spouse to be tested?

In every child custody case, the most important factor that a court will consider is the well-being and physical safety of a child. When making decisions about where a child should live and who can visit that child, a judge will consider each parent’s living arrangements and lifestyle.
During child custody cases, allegations of drug and/or […]

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When your ex-spouse won’t pay: How to enforce a Family Court order.

Finally receiving a court order for the financial support you need after a divorce can be a great feeling. Whether it is child support, alimony, or payments for a shared debt, it is often a relief to know that you will have help from your former spouse to make ends meet.
Unfortunately, some former spouses can […]

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Beware of what you post: How social media may hurt your divorce case.

Nearly everyone in America uses some form of social media to connect with friends and family, share news, and document their lives. With so much of our daily routines ending up in a Facebook status, a tweet, or a new post on Instagram, people contemplating divorce need to be vigilant about what they share with […]

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What’s mine is yours . . . ’til divorce do us part!

One of the more complicated parts of a divorce is when the courts have to decide on the division of
property. 

This part of the process can be extremely grueling and time-consuming. However, being prepared for what’s to come can only help. The process is much easier when the parties involved come to agreements about many of […]

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Prenuptial agreements in Delaware

Prenuptial agreements reduce much of the financial litigation that may result from a divorce.

A prenuptial agreement is executed prior to the marriage and is designed to govern the distribution of assets and debts in the event of a divorce. In Delaware, a prenuptial agreement can also be established for a finite period of time, rather than […]

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