Even though Arkansas has yet to recognize same-sex marriage or really any other kind of formalized relationship between same-sex partners, that doesn't mean that men and women in Arkansas are not entering into these kinds of relationships. There are many men and women living happily in same-sex relationships, some of whom are also raising families, but, like with different-sex relationships, nothing is guaranteed to last forever.
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While it is highly unlikely that there is anyone in Little Rock with $9.4 billion, that doesn't mean that divorcing couples in Arkansas can't relate to Rupert Murdoch's upcoming divorce from his wife of more than 13 years, the former Wendi Deng. Unsurprisingly, Murdoch and Deng signed a prenuptial agreement prior to their marriage, and it is likely that the agreement will dictate much of how their divorce will proceed.
While every divorce involves some of the same basic elements, some inevitably become more complicated than others. This is true in Arkansas and beyond. While there are many factors that may contribute to a divorce becoming more intense than others, one of them is the assets the couple splitting must divide.
Nearly everyone in Little Rock understands that when parents divorce one parent will receive primary custody and the other parent will be forced to pay child support. While parents who have nearly 50 percent joint custody of their children may resent having to pay child support, most Arkansas parents understand that child support is for the benefit of the child; not a potentially bitter ex.
It may seem uncommon to many people in Little Rock, but Kobe and Vanessa Bryant have decided to stop their divorce proceedings and reconcile. While this may be the best decision for the pair, there are many more couples in Arkansas and across the country for whom there is no reconciliation. It is a difficult decision, certainly, to end a marriage, and it is not one that many people in Little Rock take lightly, so it is relatively rare for couples to later choose to reconcile.
Single parents in Lonoke know that child support is important. After a divorce, one parent will have primary custody of the child and, thus, will be named the custodial parent. Noncustodial parents in Arkansas, however, must make sure that they are still helping to share the costs of raising their children by providing child support. However much noncustodial parents may lambast the child support program, that money is used for their children's best interests.
When most people in Pulaski County think of divorce, they think of drawn out battles, high emotions, underhanded and bitter moves, and lots and lots of court. Not every divorce needs to be like that, however. In fact, many people in Pulaski County and across Arkansas are ending their marriages in uncontested divorces, cutting out as much of the negative parts of a separation as possible.
Most Arkansas divorces contain child support plans that cover the basics of each child's financial needs. One parent pays a certain amount to the other each month for support, and most plans take into account day-to-day expenses along with a few bigger issues like health insurance and college savings.
College degrees are increasingly becoming an indispensable tool for young people looking to start a career. The need for a degree is only expected to grow over the next several years.
When a child is born, it usually quite obvious who the mother is. However, ascertaining the father's identity can be much more difficult, especially when the mother and father are not married to each other.