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Judge takes creative approach in child support case

When it comes to family court, judges may have a certain amount of leeway when it comes to finding various ways to settle legal issues. One judge found an unusual and creative way to deal with a child support case, and it is gaining media attention. Pennsylvania families in the midst of child support issues may take interest in the judge's ruling.

Surprising request for alimony in celebrity divorce case

Oftentimes, when people think about alimony payments, they may think of one spouse being well-off or the breadwinner and the other spouse being in a significant amount of need. However, Pennsylvania couples going through a divorce may want to make note of a recent high-profile celebrity case that shows even in a case where it is perceived that both spouses are well-off, anyone may request alimony during a divorce. The case involves Demi Moore and her recent request to receive support payments from her soon-to-be ex-husband, Ashton Kutcher.

Judge's leeway helps to ease man's child support burden

When a man signs a birth certificate and claims a child as his own, he is legally vowing to take care of that child until he or she reaches adulthood. However, if it later becomes known that man is not the father, it can seemingly be unfair to make him pay child support. Pennsylvania parents who take responsibility of a child and later find that child is not theirs may want to examine the child support case of a father in a neighboring state. A little creativity and legal leeway allowed a judge to stick to the confines of the law and yet set things for right for a father who found out he wasn't actually the biological father of a child.

Man tops federal list due to missed child support payments

When a court ruling has determined a set amount a parent has to pay for child support, that amount can really compound if payments are missed for any reason. If that amount compounds past a certain point, it just may land that parent on a federal list. Pennsylvania parents who have to pay or who receive child support payments may want to pay close attention to a recent story outlining the consequences of those missed payments.

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