Family Law Blog

James D. Madden & Aruna P. Rodrigo, Family Law Attorneys

Blog Posts in March, 2016

Wage Garnishment for Child Support

When a court orders child support payments to a parent, they almost always order a wage garnishment. Wage garnishments act as a form of income withholding. Part of the noncustodial parent’s paycheck goes towards paying the other parent for ...

How Long Do I Have to Pay Alimony?

Alimony payments and terms differ with each couple. There is no singular answer that can be applied universally. However, different factors affect how much and how long an individual must pay spousal support. The primary distinction about how long a ...

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Same-Sex Adoption

In a ruling on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned an Alabama Supreme Court order denying a lesbian adoptive mother access to her children. The Supreme Court found the lower court in violation of the constitution. In a unanimous decision on ...

Top 5 Factors the Judge Considers When Determining Alimony

Alimony is an aspect of divorce not many like thinking about. Also known as spousal support, it is money one spouse pays to the other for a certain period, to help the other continue with the standard of life they are used to. Individuals pay alimony ...

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