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Reality TV star seeks child support and custody

Washington fans of the reality TV series "Southern Charm" are likely familiar with a star on the show, Kathryn Dennis. Some may also be aware that Dennis has faced several challenges regarding child support and custody matters concerning her two children. In 2016, Dennis failed a drug test, which led her losing custody of her kids.  

Will Geena Davis have to provide for spouse's financial needs?

Among many other complicated matters that can arise in a Washington divorce, issues pertaining to money often prompt contentious situations in court. One of the things a judge must often decide is whether one spouse should help provide for the financial needs of the other. Hollywood actress Geena Davis is currently going through a divorce filed by her husband, who has requested spousal support as well as joint legal and physical custody of their three children.  

Bird nesting may be in best interests of the child on Today Show

Fans of Hollywood film actor Josh Lucas may have watched his guest spot earlier this year on the Today Show. Lucas spoke about bird nesting, an alternative living arrangement many people (no doubt including some in Washington) are incorporating into their divorce plans. Lucas said he and his former wife chose bird nesting for their 5-year old son. He also said his son loves the new plan, and he (Lucas) believes parents can keep the best interests of the child in mind as they move forward in life following divorce. 

NBA star Blake Griffin's former lover files for child support

Most Washington parents currently facing legal problems regarding financial provision or care of their children do not have to worry about the personal details of their situations making national news headlines. However, private situations can be just as stressful as those that unfold before the public eye, such as an ongoing battle between professional basketball player Blake Griffin and his former girlfriend. She has filed a palimony lawsuit against Griffin and is requesting child support for their two children.

Raising a child following divorce requires parental cooperation

Many Washington parents have gone through or are preparing to go through divorce proceedings. Most parents consider their children's best interests their highest priority, particularly as the parents navigate the family court system. The problem is that raising a child is an intensely personal journey, and parents who have gone their separate ways may disagree as to what is best for their kids.

Child support orders must be followed as is, unless modified

When parents in Washington divorce, they typically face numerous challenges related to their future parenting plans. Even in situations where the parties are able to amicably communicate and are willing to cooperate as needed to achieve a fair and agreeable settlement, various types of obstacles or problems may arise that cause delays or disputes. Hot button issues often involve child support or custody and visitation situations.

Former Cosby show star says daughter's father owes child support

When Keshia Knight-Pulliam, former sitcom star who played Rudy on the Cosby Show, got divorced, she likely did not expect she'd wind up in a contentious, drawn-out court battle over her daughter. However, as is often the case when parents disagree about child support or custody and visitation issues, Knight-Pulliam and her child's father, former professional football star Ed Hartwell, are back in court, each trying to convince the court that the other has done wrong. Many parents in Washington have gone through similar situations.

How are child support laws enforced in Washington?

When a married couple in Washington who have children together gets divorced, any number of problems may arise. Disagreements regarding child support, custody or visitation often present challenges that may seem insurmountable at times. With regard to child support, state laws govern such matters, and concerned parents are often able to overcome obstacles by seeking clarification of the laws ahead of time and proactively addressing problematic issues in court.

Rap star gets arrested twice for failure to pay child support

Some parents in Washington may relate to a current problem in another state involving rap music star, Juvenile. The entertainer is facing serious issues regarding failure to pay child support. In fact, he was arrested twice in one week in unrelated cases.

Struggling to meet everyday expenses after divorce?

Ask any Washington parent whether raising children is expensive, and a resounding, "Yes!" is likely to be the answer. Some situations add to financial stress, such as participation in many extracurricular activities, post secondary education and even divorce. Especially if a custodial parent gave up a successful career to stay home and care for children, suddenly becoming a single parent with no income can be utterly frightening. Those in such situations often worry about food, clothing and other everyday expenses, wondering how they will make ends meet.

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