NETHERLANDS: Parental neglect? Or No? Dutch child agencies battle over teenage sailor Laura Dekker

NETHERLANDS: The Associated Press is reporting that fourteen year old Laura Dekker, whose parents are divorced, is the subject of an unwanted guardianship proceeding in the Netherlands. It is not the divorce of her parents that is at issue, however. That is not why child welfare services in the Netherlands have imposed a guardianship over the … Continue reading “NETHERLANDS: Parental neglect? Or No? Dutch child agencies battle over teenage sailor Laura Dekker”

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GEORGIA: Tonya Craft acquitted; but were the child abuse charges payback for her own allegations of sexual abuse against others?

Kindergarten teacher Tonya Craft has been acquitted of sexual molestation of three little girls in her class. Tonya Craft, a kindergarten teacher at Chickamauga Elementary School in Chickamauga, Ga., is on trial in Catoosa County for 22 counts of child molestation and other charges. Since being arrested and charged in 2008, Craft has maintained her … Continue reading “GEORGIA: Tonya Craft acquitted; but were the child abuse charges payback for her own allegations of sexual abuse against others?”

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Divorcing? Should a portion of child support checks be set aside to pay for college tuition for the kids?

A client recently asked if he could get the court to force his wife to put part of the child support into a college fund for the kids. My response was that the court could probably be convinced to do just about anything by a persuasive lawyer. But chances are, I said, I did not … Continue reading “Divorcing? Should a portion of child support checks be set aside to pay for college tuition for the kids?”

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How to reduce your child support payments: a manual for Wall Street dads

Many Wall Street tycoons are no longer on the Street, or they are not tycoons anymore. Their salaries have dropped from six figures to low five figures a lot of them and many others are still pounding the pavement looking for jobs. Many literally can’t afford the child support payments anymore.  They are under water. The … Continue reading “How to reduce your child support payments: a manual for Wall Street dads”

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Divorce info about private schools and who pays tuition: I want my child to got to private school. Can the court force my husband to pay the tuition?

Divorce info, private school education, tuition When it comes to private school education, it is difficult to get the court to order a parent to pay private school tuition. The idea is that there are obviously many public schools and all of them are free, and there is no “presumption” that the public school education … Continue reading “Divorce info about private schools and who pays tuition: I want my child to got to private school. Can the court force my husband to pay the tuition?”

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