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January 2012 Archives

UPDATE: Child support case dismissed against Jimmy King

Back in August we wrote a post when well-known basketball player Jimmy King was arrested for failing to pay child support. At the time, the former "Fab Five" star was facing a felony charge, which could have resulted in jail time. However, on during pretrial on Friday, King paid $17,248 in back child support, and the case against him was subsequently dismissed.

Divorce in the cards for Seal and Heidi Klum

Every year since their marriage in 2005, musician Seal and his model and TV show host wife Heidi Klum would make the romantic gesture to renew their vows. For many, this was a sign of true love and a celebrity couple that was destined to make it. However, like many couples, the two recently released a statement that they will be filing for divorce.

Website created to track parents who owe child support

Failing to pay child support can lead to a number of legal problems. And now, a new website launched by the Office of Inspector General is working to try and catch those parents who have skipped out on making those payments.

Why some couples choose legal separation

Sometimes married couples who are splitting up decide to go the route of legal separation instead of divorce. In some cases, this is to give each spouse time to think about next steps, but in others it is a more long-term arrangement that can have both good and bad ramifications.

Getting divorced? Protect your finances

Doing certain things during your divorce could save you from extensive financial harm. This being said, even if your divorce seems amicable at first, you should still take care of finances, as with just the drop of a hat, your soon-to-b ex could become irritated and that niceness could turn to bitterness and revenge.

Paternity case: Father denied visitation rights

A Court of Appeals recently ruled that a teen around the age of 16 will not learn who his biological father is until he is 18 years old. As of now, the teenager believes that the man who raised him, and is married to his mother, is his biological father. But, the truth is that he was conceived when his mother was having on ongoing affair, and highlights the importance for a father to ask for a paternity test early on.

New Year brings paternity questions for many

Establishing who the father is of a child is important not only for that child, but also for matters concerns child custody, visitation, child support and father's rights. And, it turns out that going into the New Year, many men plan on wanting to know once and for all if they are indeed the father of a child -- or even children -- through a paternity test.

Zooey Deschanel files for divorce

Actress Zooey Deschanel recently filed for divorce from her husband Ben Gibbard. Deschanel is best known as the star in the hit-TV series "New Girl" and lead singer of the band "She and Him." Gibbard is known as the lead singer of the pop-rock group Death Cab for Cutie. The pair got married in fall of 2009 and have no children, so it is unclear whether this divorce will pose any of the complicated property division issues which plague many celebrity divorces.

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