Here is the winning essay: Hi, my name is Daniel Hewitt and I am a father of two teenage girls, ages 17 and 15. I have custody of them during the school weeks. It has been a challenge to raise them by myself especially when going through a divorce (2021) and during a pandemic when both children were fully remote at school during 2020. My greatest strengths are patience, … [Read more...] about 2022 Winner of The Honorable Eugene H. Austin, J.S.C. Scholarship
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Spring 2023 Scholarship Winner: Michael Higham
Michael's winning essay: Thank you for your consideration of my scholarship application. First, a little bit about my personal history. My given English name is Michael Allen Higham and my birth name was Andre Kononov. I was born in Tyumen, Russia during the transition of communism to democracy during the late 1990’s. My birth parents were unable to care for me as they were … [Read more...] about Spring 2023 Scholarship Winner: Michael Higham
How To: Understand Why You Can’t Get Sole Custody
Some parents who are going through a divorce or a custody battle are comfortable with the idea of splitting custody, while others believe they should have their child full-time for one reason or another. Fathers who fall into the latter category often go into their case thinking it’s common to be granted sole custody; I’m asked this question all the time from potential … [Read more...] about How To: Understand Why You Can’t Get Sole Custody
How Long Do You Have To Be Married To Get Alimony?
Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a form of financial assistance that one spouse may be required to pay to the other spouse after a divorce. The purpose of alimony is to help the spouse who earns less or who has been financially dependent on the other spouse maintain their standard of living after the divorce. In many cases, alimony is temporary; it may only last just … [Read more...] about How Long Do You Have To Be Married To Get Alimony?
How To Get A Divorce With No Money
When it comes time for a relationship to end, there’s no point in putting off the inevitable. However, sometimes men and fathers who need a divorce worry that they can’t afford an attorney or court fees, which may prevent them from pursuing the divorce they desperately need. Have no money or a very small budget but need a divorce lawyer? You may be able to work with an … [Read more...] about How To Get A Divorce With No Money