There is a misconception that divorce is for the young. Once a couple survives the initial hurdles of marriage and child raising, then gets past the mid-life crises, it seems like their relationship should be in the clear. In reality, older couples are divorcing more than ever before. Overall, the …CONTINUE READING
Are VA Benefits Subject To Equitable Distribution?
Question: Are my VA benefits subject to equitable distribution?CONTINUE READING
How Social Security Disability Benefits May Impact Family Law Matters
By William J. Phelan, IV, Esq., Cordell & Cordell Family Law Attorney One of the most notable federal social safety net programs of the past century are the disability benefits programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA).CONTINUE READING
DadsDivorce Live: Post-Divorce Responsibilities
It is commonly assumed that once a divorce decree is issued or a settlement is reached, the divorce case is completely over. In reality, however, there remains a laundry list of post-divorce tasks that need to be completed.CONTINUE READING
Post-Divorce Checklist: Tasks To Complete
It is commonly believed that once a settlement is reached in a divorce case and the divorce decree is issued that the divorce case is finalized. Unfortunately, 99 percent of the time, that is a misconception. Usually, after a divorce settlement or trial, there is a host of housekeeping issues …CONTINUE READING
Will I Pay More Child Support If Insurance Increases?
Question: My ex-wife got a new job I did not know about and is claiming our daughter’s healthcare increased significantly with the switch. She says I’m responsible to cover the increase but will not provide documentation or even the insurance cards. I do not see how I can be held …CONTINUE READING
Do Medical Expenses Extend To An Emancipated Child?
Question: Does the agreed upon order for medical expenses extend to a child that is emancipated?CONTINUE READING
What Should My Child Support Be Used For?
Question: What is my child support supposed to be used for? Do I need to give my ex more money when she asks for it or only the amount specifically called for in the divorce agreement?CONTINUE READING
Gray Divorce: The Complications Of Divorce After 50
Although the reasons why are unclear, the divorce rate for couples older than 50 has exploded over the last quarter-century. Since the 1980s, the overall divorce rate has steadily declined. However, since 1990, the divorce rate for Americans older than 50 has doubled and more than doubled for those over 65. …CONTINUE READING
Is Child Support Tied To Health Insurance?
Question: Is child support tied to insurance? If my employer keeps raising the cost of my insurance that I have to cover for my child, can that lower my child support payment?CONTINUE READING