When a couple divorces, a child support order is typically handed down, and the paying parent is under legal obligation to pay a certain amount each month. If that parent does not pay the ordered child support, legal consequences can result. However, child support claims and lawsuits pursued decades after the split and after the child is grown are highly unusual, and yet those cases can severely impact a parent's financial situation. Any Virginia parent who is owed support from years ago or who hasn't paid child support might want to learn from the case of famed Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon.
Typically, the most heated debate among divorcing couples is the issue of child custody. Virginia parents want what is best for their children, but in some divorce cases, each parent may feel as if he or she should have sole custody. However, a recent study has shown that children who are raised in joint custody situations may be less stressed than those who are raised in those involving sole child custody.