Posts Tagged: child support

Man Ordered to Tell Women He’s a Deadbeat Dad

Wisconsin has seen its fair share of odd child support cases in the past few months.  In December we wrote about a Wisconsin father who was ordered to stop having more children until he could prove that he could provide for the nine children he’s already fathered.  Today, we’ve learned about a Wisconsin judge who… [...]

Parenting Consultants Not Always Helpful

As family courts continue to be burdened with increasing divorce and custody issues, some couples are turning to “parenting consultants” to help alleviate stress and resolve issues with their former spouse. The parenting consultant program was created in the mid-1990’s by Dr. Karen Irvin in hopes of giving divorced couples a way of solving their… [...]

Washington County to Implement Child Support Enforcement Program in 2013

This week Washington County decided that they will carry out a child support enforcement program in 2013. The new enforcement program will bring together the sheriff’s office, the Community Services Department, and the county attorney in a collected effort to assist families in collecting the child support they are owed. This year Washington County was… [...]

Father of 9 Ordered to Stop Having Children

A Wisconsin judge ordered a father of nine who is late on child support payments to refrain from having more children until he proves he can provide for them. Corey Curtis, 44, has fathered nine children with six different women.  Court documents show that he owes nearly $100,000 in child support payments. Curtis was sentenced… [...]

November is National Adoption Awareness Month in Minnesota

Minnesota kicked off National Adoption Awareness Month on Sunday with an event for now-adopted foster children. The annual celebration, which focused on child support, allowed former foster children to share their stories with current and prospective foster families.  The event also celebrated the adoption of 540 foster children by Minnesota families in 2011. During the… [...]

South Dakota Supreme Court Hears Unique Child Custody Case

A unique South Dakota child support case has made its way all the way up to the state Supreme Court. The divorcing couple, Kevin and Carmen Schieffer, are challenging a previous decision about child support and custody of their son and daughter, who has Down Syndrome. In the original ruling, the court awarded the couple… [...]

5 Documents to Bring to a Financial Early Neutral Evaluation (FENE)

We’ve talked about Financial Early Neutral Evaluations (FENEs) and other important family law acronyms briefly before. Just to recap, a FENE is a voluntary program that divorcing couples can utilize to help them get an idea of how their assets will be divided in the divorce. Now let’s dig a little deeper and take a… [...]