A rising percentage of women are paying for child support and alimony after divorce in the United States, according to a study cited by Reuters.
The US Census Bureau reports that 90% of fathers with joint custody, 79.1% of fathers with visitation rights, and 44.5% of father with no visitation rights pay their child support in full.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) reports that 70% of all outstanding child support arrearages are owed by an obligor earning less than $10,000.00 per year. Most of the arrearages from this group remain unpaid after ten years.
DHHS-OCSE reports that approximately 5% of all outstanding child support arrearages are owed by obligors earning over $40,000.00 per year and 100% of the arrearages owed by this group are paid within ten years.
US Census Bureau figures show only 57 percent of moms and 68 percent of dads required to pay child support pay all they owe.
Less than 5% of male child support obligors who legitimately qualify for federally required downward modifications in their child support orders are granted reductions.
The most effective and cost effect method of child support enforcement is enforcement of custody and visitation orders.
Source : Terri Lynn Tersak
Science Meets Spirituality — The Case Against Divorce Courts August 30, 2012
Source : Hon. Bruce Peterson Hennepin County Judge
“The Unraveling of the Generations
Among the effects of divorce, perhaps none is as far reaching as that divorce in one generation is associated with a host of problems—including marital problems and divorce—in subsequent generations…..”
Source : David G. Schramm, Ph.D. http://www.familyinamerica.org/index.php?doc_id=19&cat_id=4
(I’ve often said that divorce echoes the through the years and the lives of all involved )
Family Court ,Divorce And Long Term Effects August 29, 2012
Chief Executive Officer,Catherine MacWillie, a former LAPD officer and founder of Custody Calculations, a company working on ways to fix problems in the family courts, says that she was ignorant of the many issues facing parents of children with special needs at the onset of her research 10 years ago. A prior police officer for 24 years, Catherine MacWillie began researching the issue of divorce after identifying that perhaps as much as 25 percent of all crime in this country is related to family law, homicides, suicides, kidnaps, abductions, child abuse, domestic violence, violation of court orders and more.
“How Family Court Fits Personality Disorders
Family Court is perfectly suited to the fantasies of someone with a personality disorder: There is an all-powerful person (the judge) who will punish or control the other spouse. The focus of the court process is perceived as fixing blame — and many with personality disorders are experts at blame. There is a professional ally who will champion their cause (their attorney — or if no attorney, the judge). A case is properly prepared by gathering statements from allies — family, friends, and professionals. (Seeking to gain the allegiance of the children is automatic — they too are seen as either allies or enemies. A simple admonition will not stop this.) Generally, those with personality disorders are highly skilled at — and invested in — the adversarial process…”
Source : Bill Eddy , Attorney and Therapist
Family Innocence November Meeting August 28, 2012
SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, November 1, 2012, Talk for Family Innocence – at the VanDussen Mansion, 1900 LaSalle, Minneapolis, starting at 5:30 pm, Entertainment, Food, Cash Bar
Friends of Family Innocence:
You and any guests are always invited to our first of the month Social(s) at the following location(s):
Topic: Restorative Justice Circles For Family Innocence
When: Saturday, September 1, 2012
Time : 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Where: Carboni’s Pizza & Pub
14550 S. Robert Trail
Rosemount, MN 55068
Sponsored Free Food and Soda
Michelle MacDonald, Benedictus Ombuna, Barb Zorn & Others will share how you can be a part of this incredible education developed by the world’s foremost peacemaker
Carboni’s donates 10% of purchases to our project
Victim to victor August 27, 2012
“The California legislature unanimously passed a bill last week that would prohibit victims of spousal abuse from having to pay alimony to their convicted abuser. The bill is a result of one California woman who says she was a victim of spousal abuse and the justice system.”
Family Court is amazing
Study: Spending time with Dad good for teen self-esteem August 26, 2012
Maybe the courts need to know this ..