2016

Don't Miss Out: What To Know About Your QDRO

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Divorcing spouses are usually already prepared to divide the marital property and debts, but many couples fail to think past the usual homes, vehicles and family pets when it comes to assets. You may have a valuable piece of marital property hiding in your spouse’s retirement account, and you can access those funds without penalty if you do so during your divorce process. Read on for a better understand of how a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) works and how you can ensure that you get your part of this valuable marital asset.…

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Well Documented: Divorce Paperwork 101

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If you and your spouse are talking about calling it quits as a couple, you should know that divorce can be a stressful and complicated undertaking. When you consider that your act will legally separate two people who’s lives have been intertwined for some time, you can appreciate that there is more to it than just a few documents to sign. Because of the potential for complexity, a divorce attorney is critical.…

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Considering Filing A Pro Se Divorce? Here Are 3 Reasons You Might Want To Rethink That Plan

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Should you and your spouse try to do a do-it-yourself divorce? If you and your spouse are able to agree on everything and the divorce is amicable, you might be tempted to file the entire case pro se, which is the legal term for an action done without the assistance of an attorney. While the temptation to avoid involving attorneys may be strong, there are some compelling reasons that you should each hire an attorney to at least review the documents you’ve created before you sign them and ask a judge to finalize them.…

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Understanding The Purpose Of A Nursing Home Care Plan

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A nursing home care plan is definitely something you should have written out with a professional nurse to ensure that when your loved one is ready to enter a nursing home, you are prepared to choose the right one. Here’s what you should know about the full purpose of a nursing home care plan: The Plan is Individualized: First off, the plan that you create is going to be individualized based on your loved one’s specific needs, health problems, and more For example, if your loved needs help showering, cooking, and working on other simple daily tasks, then the plan is going to emphasize this since you will need to choose a nursing home that has 247 staff that can work specifically with your loved one.…

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I Need More Money: 4 Reasons To Get Your Alimony Increased

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When you and your spouse settled your divorce, the amount of alimony you were awarded might have been enough. Unfortunately, circumstances can change. If the amount of alimony you receive each month is no longer enough, you may be able to receive a modification. To do so, you’ll need to head back to court. It’s important to note that not all requests for increased alimony will be approved. Here are four reasons why the judge might grant your request for a modification to your alimony payments.…

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Protecting Loved Ones From Probate Problems

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Protecting those you love may be something you are already doing on a day to day basis. However, like many, you might not be too happy thinking about what will happen once you die. If you want to keep protecting and caring for people after you are gone, you’ll have to take some of the following steps to lower the chances that they will end up dealing with probate issues for years.…

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Calling In Professional Help: Child Custody Evaluations

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Nearly every issue in some relationships can become subject to a judge’s decision when that couple divorces, and chief among the most contentious has to be who gets custody of a minor child. When warring parents cannot come to an agreement on their own, the judge may need to call for the support of a professional skilled in viewing parent-child dynamics to assist the judge in making custody decisions. If you are experiencing a problematic child custody situation with your divorce, read on to learn what you need to know about child custody evaluations.…

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Why Monitoring Your Credit Is Essential during a Divorce

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The majority of couples that divorce do so because they do not get along, and the friction in their relationship often worsens during the divorce proceedings. As a result, one or both spouses may do things to hurt the other person, and one of these things involves racking up new debts. This is why you should take the time to monitor your credit report before, during, and after the divorce. Here are a few things to understand about this.…

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Getting A Divorce During The Holidays: Tips For Keeping The Holidays Bright For Kids

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Few things are as heartbreaking as hearing that your children wish their family would get back together for Christmas. Unfortunately, this is a common wish for kids whose parents are breaking up, but it is not as simple as asking Santa Claus for a miracle. In the real world, the divorce proceedings don’t take much of a break for Christmas, Hanukkah, or other winter holidays. Here are some ways that you can keep the holidays bright during the first holiday season your kids will experience without both parents under the same roof.…

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