In the past, women were always the recipients of spousal support. However, in recent years, more and more men have been receiving alimony. This is mainly because there has been an increase of working women climbing the corporate ladder as well as an increase of stay at home fathers.
Divorcing spouses can divide the retirement benefits from a government employee pension by using a qualified domestic relations order or equivalent state order. However, a QDRO does not necessarily include disability benefits that are administered through the same pension fund. Police officers and firefighters may rely on disability benefits if they are injured in the line of duty and unable to continue working. Determining whether disability benefits are a marital property depends on whether the benefits are a replacement for lost income or early withdrawal from a retirement plan.
If you keep your marital home after divorce, living there may be a frequent reminder of your marriage. You know you need to move on from your divorce, but there are visual cues that bring back memories, such as:
Unwise social media posts during your divorce can do damage to your case and personal reputation. Social media users either forget that their posts are public or are under the mistaken impression that the content is private. As long as someone can view your account, you should assume that any post can make its way to the people you do not want to see it, including:
Sustaining an injury as a passenger in your friend’s car can put you in an uncomfortable situation. You want to ensure your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages are paid for but do not want to damage your relationship with your friend. Fortunately, you can collect compensation without putting your friendship at risk.
Divorce can be particularly difficult when children are involved. The good news is that parents can make life easier for them by collaborating and ensuring the visitation process is as positive as possible. Here are several tips that are sure to help make visitation after divorce easier.
Co-parenting after a divorce or separation requires that both parents communicate and cooperate with each other regarding the children. However, the relationship between some parents can be too volatile for them to remain calm around each other. Children may be more traumatized by watching their divorced parents continue to fight than by the change to their living situation. Parents in a high-conflict divorce can use an alternative form of co-parenting called parallel parenting. A parallel parenting agreement allows both sides to share in their parental responsibilities while minimizing the …
After a car accident, you may be flustered and wondering whether it makes sense to go to the hospital. The truth is that even if you think you are physically okay or only sustained a minor injury, seeking immediate medical attention is important.
Many Americans find it a challenge to balance their busy schedules and do not get enough sleep as a result. When they miss out on sleep, they increase their risk of drowsy driving and causing a car accident. The most common signs of drowsy driving include having trouble keeping your eyes open, drifting from your lane, and failing to remember the last few miles driven.
If you believe you are ready to initiate a divorce, there are certain things you need to do to ensure that you are as prepared as possible. Since divorce can become an expensive, lengthy, and emotional process, doing these five things can reduce your risk of potential problems and increase your chances of a smooth divorce.
Now that it is spring and the summer is fast approaching, you may be invited to one or several weddings. If you have recently gotten divorced and this is your first wedding season single, you may be nervous about going to a wedding solo and unsure of how to RSVP to the weddings invitations you receive. Here are several wedding season tips that are sure to make wedding season an enjoyable rather than dreadful time for you.
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