A concerned father asks Divorcedads.com whether he must submit health records while representing himself in his custody battle with his former wife. Can he refuse or contend that the records are irrelevant? He is advised that custody can be modified for a variety of reasons. Physical health is one of those determinations.

Since his health may indeed be a factor, he is advised too that he may present objections that will be recorded, even though he may have to submit records in court. It is best that he discuss his case with a domestic litigation attorney, prior to proceeding.

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When Alimony is Forever

by News on September 22, 2014

The quickest way to drum up anger, resentment, and pain is to talk to people paying alimony for life. Outdated state laws, court discrepancies, and payers wondering, “what’s the point?” have the system bogged down. Alimony used to be linked to marital misconduct and reflection of guilt. No-fault divorce laws eliminated alimony rights, and an entitlement system became the usual order, depending on affluence. Modification became an expensive game of chess, and lifetime payments locked both parties in perpetual financial bondage. Couples should consider how a divorce financial planner restores dignity to their divorce. A planner can resolve key issues by evaluating economic well-being, projecting financial health and cash flow, and verifying true lifestyle needs.

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Spouse Returns a Completely Different Divorce Agreement

September 19, 2014

What do you do when your ex makes finalizing divorce difficult, slowing the process with repeated changes to custody, debt and housing agreements? Should you fight to keep your assets, or explore other options? Try opposing your former spouse’s actions reasonably. Attempt to divide assets, debts, and parenting time fairly. With the help of an […]

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Wife Moved, Says She Wants a Divorce – Can She Take the Kids?

September 15, 2014

A husband worries about his custodial rights, after his wife surreptitiously moved out of state, and plans to file for divorce in her new location. Divorcedads.com advises him to waste no time consulting the guidance of an attorney in his home state. The more time passes without action, the more jeopardy his case experiences. According […]

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The Fight for Your Pet in Divorce 

September 12, 2014

To ensure your animal friend continues to receive a dual dose of love and care during your divorce, try implementing the following process: Brainstorm a pet parenting plan: breakdown every important issue. Arrange a visitation outline, determine responsibility for vet bills, and solidify travel arrangements. Formalize your pet agreement, as you formalize your divorce agreement. […]

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Parents’ Divorce May Hit Higher-Income Kids Harder

September 8, 2014

Younger children from higher income families suffer the ill effects of divorce more acutely than their lower-income counterparts. According to research published in Child Development, higher-income children appear to be so affected because their pre-divorce monetary status afforded them a sort of protective buffer of resources and provision. After a divorce, they essentially have farther to […]

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Arizona Forces Statutory Rape Victim to Pay Child Support

September 5, 2014

According to the Arizona Republic newspaper, Nick Olivas, a 24-year-old Arizona citizen, is being billed for over $15,000 in child support. That sum is connected to a child he fathered a decade ago— at age 14 — during the course of a period in which he was the victim of what amounts to statutory rape. […]

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The Worst U.S. States for Divorce

September 1, 2014

If you want a timely and frugal divorce, your location may indicate whether that’s a real possibility, or whether you need to steel yourself for a long, expensive process. Getting a divorce in some parts of the U.S. means hefty filing fees. New York requires $365.00 just to file. Processing times vary as well. Some states, […]

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Separated or Newly Divorced Parents Get Back-to-School Differently

August 29, 2014

Families managing a recent separation, and shift in living arrangements, have to manage the back-to-school routine with a plan in place. Try these helpful tips: ·      Stick to a schedule. Outline the details, and put it in your child’s school binder. Make a copy for your teacher’s file. ·      Create a communication system. A workable […]

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4 Beliefs that Can Turn Divorce into a Nightmare

August 25, 2014

Divorce is pretty common, and so are misconceptions about the process. Rid yourself of theses old beliefs to prevent your divorce from becoming an emotional, financial, and relational mess: 1.     1.  “Moms come first.” Don’t simply surrender joint custody; kids need both parents. 2.     2.  “Dads move out.” This can be perceived as abandonment. Seek […]

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