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High-profile arrest prompts motion to modify child custody order

Child custody rulings often seem "set in stone," especially if you are the parent who did not receive primary custody. But it is important to remember that child custody agreements can be changed over time, either through a mutual agreement by the parents or by filing a motion to modify.

19319034_S.jpgIn both Missouri and Illinois, courts will generally only grant one parent's motion to modify custody if the parent can demonstrate that there has been a substantial change in circumstances. This can include changes in working hours, a parental relocation, or certain changes in behavior or circumstances that pose a risk of harm to the children. Sometimes, the non-custodial parent will file a motion to modify custody due to fears that the custodial parent's new boyfriend or girlfriend is a danger to or a corrupting influence on the children.

Divorce costs woman large payout in ex-husband's lawsuit

19458896_S.jpgThe nature of marriage is such that when one spouse suffers from hardship, the other spouse usually suffers right by their side. Adversity can really strengthen a couple's bond or strain it to the breaking point.

Spousal illness is one of these major marital stressors. In many cases, the healthy spouse chooses to stay and to become a caregiver. In other cases, they opt to file for divorce. And some spouses stick it out as long as they can handle before finally leaving. All of these choices can be profoundly difficult to make, and all have consequences.

How to make sure that your prenuptial agreement is enforceable

29683454_S.jpgDespite the high rate of divorce in the United States, many of us enter into marriage thinking that we're going to beat the odds. This is a good attitude to have, of course. If you felt otherwise, you probably wouldn't be getting married in the first place.

Nonetheless, many couples are choosing to introduce some extra protection when tying the knot, and that protection comes in the form of a prenuptial agreement. Such documents were once considered to be only for the wealthy. But more Americans are realizing that even if you aren't rich, you may still have assets you want to protect.

Study challenges gender assumptions regarding domestic abuse

29436026_S.jpgDomestic violence is a serious problem in the United States and around the world. When most of us conceptualize domestic violence in heterosexual relationships, the man is generally assumed to be the abuser and the woman is generally assumed to be the victim.

This is not always the case, however, and these assumptions limit public understanding of domestic abuse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released statistics on the number of men and women "in the U.S. [who] have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by a partner, affecting some form of their functioning." According to CDC statistics, about 29 percent of women and 10 percent of men are victims of these forms of intimate partner violence.

'Financial infidelity' can prove to be a costly mistake

17440863_S.jpgIt is pretty well understood that infidelity is a major cause of divorce. Whether the affair is sexual or emotional in nature, men and women who stray from their spouse may find themselves on the receiving end of divorce papers.

But there is another kind of infidelity that many experts warn is both common and dangerous: financial infidelity. These are financial lies (or lies of omission) that spouses tell one another. Given that money tends to be a major point of contention in marriages, financial infidelity is more serious than it may sound.

Decided to divorce? Don't be so quick to move out

10916577_S.jpgWhen you get married and move into that big new place, you may think you're going to be there forever. But what happens down the road when you and your spouse start fighting, drifting apart and contemplating divorce? For men, the decision to get a divorce often comes with the urge (or the spousal mandate) to pack up and move out. After all, it's hard to share a space with your soon-to-be ex while going through a tumultuous divorce.

Unfortunately, moving out can be a tactical mistake that could seriously hurt your divorce settlement and child custody agreement. This was the warning given to men in a recent article by an attorney named Joseph E. Cordell. He goes so far as to call it the No. 1 stupidest mistake men make when facing divorce.

Fathers' rights topic: Movement does not have anti-woman agenda

8912645_S.jpgThis week, we are discussing two articles from a series of opinion pieces that recently appeared in the New York Times. The series focuses on "Fathers' Rights and Women's Equality." The fact that such a topic would be so thoroughly covered in the NYT demonstrates how much attention the issue of fathers' rights is now receiving.

It should be noted, however, that the father's rights movement is not just one group with one set of goals. Rather, it is a diverse set of groups seeking a wide range of goals. This was an important point made by Mark Greene, who is a senior editor at the Good Men Project and who authored one of the articles in the NYT series.

Fathers' rights topic: Parental rights for unmarried dads

10651330_S.jpgOne of our posts last week focused on the fact that the fathers' rights movement is gaining a lot of attention nationwide. As a sign of just how much attention is being paid to the issue, the New York Times recently featured a series of differing opinion pieces on the topic of "Fathers' Rights and Women's Equality."

In this week's posts, we'll discuss two topics within this series. The first is on the child custody and paternity issues facing unwed fathers. The second attempts to dispel the myth that the fathers' rights movement is necessarily at odds with women's rights.

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