How To Keep Divorce From Ruining Your Retirement

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Rick Harkins and his wife, Michelle Cortes-Harkins, founded Harkins Wealth Management in 2008. The company began primarily as a financial planning practice, but they soon began receiving an influx of referrals from divorce attorneys. Eventually, they have split into two different practices: One that covers the wealth management side of


Messy Divorces Could Be Dodged With Prenuptial Agreements

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When confronted with most of life’s major financial decisions, most people go to great lengths to ensure they make rational, objective choices. “Most successful people are planners,” said Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell. “They get there by way of thinking a lot about the important decisions in their life,


Is Abandonment A Grounds For Divorce?

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Question: My wife and I have been trying to work out our divorce for the past year while living in the same house. We haven’t made much progress in the settlement process and I recently had my lawyer notify her of my intention to move out. However, her lawyer is


Video: Cordell & Cordell News – August 7, 2015


Dads Divorce, sponsor Cordell & Cordell and sister site have teamed up to present a series of weekly recap videos to keep you informed on the latest news and top stories. This week, Cordell & Cordell linked to an article on in which Cordell & Cordell family law


DadsDivorce LIVE: Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act

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The Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act of 2011, which did away with permanent alimony in the state, was hailed as a national model when it passed. Recently, the Massachusetts Supreme Court issued three key decisions regarding the termination of alimony upon retirement or cohabition.


Can Permanent Alimony Be Modified?


Question: I am 62 years old and am paying permanent alimony. I am paying nearly $1,500 per month and don’t think I will ever be able to retire. Is there anything I can do to modify or terminate my alimony payments?


The Ongoing Problem Of Spousal Support

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Spousal support seems destined to remain in a state of perpetual flux. Even the name – alimony/spousal support/spousal maintenance – keeps changing. There are numerous reasons the spousal support system is so complicated – many of them deal with ever-changing gender and marital roles. To understand why the system is


DadsDivorce LIVE: Florida Alimony Reform

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Two weeks ago, Dads Divorce covered the efforts going on in South Carolina to end permanent alimony. In Florida, lawmakers are also working on a bill that would radically overhaul the state’s current alimony statutes, which are widely regarded as some of the most outdated in the country. Alimony reform