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How to effectively handle delinquent payments


For couples in Kent County who share a child and are no longer together, the main focus should be on the care of their child. However, there are times when child support is in dispute or a parent cannot afford the payments, and so the supporting parent fails to meet his or her financial obligations. While for some it can be difficult to meet the everyday expenses that come with having a child to support, it's a necessary part of being a parent, especially after the marriage ends or the couple is living apart.

RI Divorce & Taxes: A Child's Tax Return

During a divorce and Child Custody determination, the issue of who claims the child or children for income tax purposes may be a topic of discussions. As long as the divorce is final by December 31, one parent can claim the child. Usually the parent claiming the child may file as Head of Household, which can lower taxes. The Rhode Island Child Support Guidelines presume that the parent with primary possession can claim the child for tax purposes. The parties can negotiate who claims the child, or to even alternate years claiming the child as a dependent.  Negotiating for this benefit is important.

RI Divorce & Taxes: A Child's Tax Return

During a divorce, the issue of who claims the child or children for income tax purposes my e a topic of discussions. As long as the divorce is final by December 31, one parent can claim the child. Usually the parent claiming the child may file as Head of Household, which can lower taxes. The Rhode Island Child Support Guidelines presume that the parent with primary possession can claim the child for tax purposes. The parties can negotiate who claims the child, or to even alternate years claiming the child as a dependent.  Negotiating for this benefit is important.

Can cyber-squabbling on social media lead to divorce?


The breakdown of the marital bonds can lead to divorce. Many Rhode Island divorce proceedings often lead to acrimonious battles in the courtroom due to the bitter feelings between estranged spouses. In light of today's digital world, the breakdown of a relationship may begin on a new frontier.

Child support non-payment can lead to greater financial problems


Children are often the greatest casualties in divorce and custody disputes; in many cases joint custody is preferred by both parents. However, in some cases, custodial battles and child support disagreements can lead to acrimony.

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