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Documentary examines child support system through a racial lens

There are a number of stereotypes and fixed ideas about parenting that can affect perceptions of African American fathers in Kansas City and across the country. A new documentary called "Where's Daddy?" attempts to explore how race and poverty intersect with the child support system to the detriment of African American families across the country. While many people think of the stereotype of a deadbeat father who owes child support, many people with child support debt are actually living in poverty. In fact, 70 percent of all child support debt across the country is owed by people who make less than $10,000 each year.

Protecting College Dreams in Wake of Divorce

Couples are rarely prepared with a financial plan when it comes to a divorce. This often puts the children's college goals in jeopardy, since tuition plans are rarely discussed among married couples. All couples in Kansas City, Kansas should have a financial plan in place whether divorcing or not.

The many ways to resolve business disputes

Construction disputes can occur in Kansas or any other state in the country. When they do occur, it isn't necessarily because a party has breached the terms of the contract. In some cases, a breach of contract claim can arise because a person or entity involved with a construction deal didn't understand the terms. Contractors should take steps prior to executing a contract to ensure that the terms are as clear as possible.

How divorces can impact children

Divorced parents in Missouri should learn how to communicate with each other for the sake of their children. Poor communication could manifest itself in a situation involving a father who struggles to schedule play dates for his daughter while the mother does so easily. Talking about the problem could help the struggling parent understand whether the parents of the other children feel awkward or uncomfortable around that person.

What is joint legal child custody?

When parents in Kansas go through a divorce, child custody and visitation issues can be some of the most complex emotional as well as practical things to address. Because both parents value their relationship with their children even though their personal romantic relationship has come to an end, child custody issues can highlight the changing nature of the family relationships. Understanding the terminology used can help both parents learn more about the process and envision their future obligations and rights.

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