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Tips On How To Let People Know You Are Filing For Divorce

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It can be very painful to break the news of your divorce to your family and friends. However, you need to tell them at some point or the other. So faster you do the work, it is better for you. The toughest challenge for you will be sharing this news with your kids.
Share the news of your divorce with your family members
After you have informed your kids, you need to next confide with the remaining family members (more...)

Division of Pension Plans In A Divorce

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Pension plans are usually divided in one of only two ways: “cash out” or by Qualified Domestic Relations orders (QDROs).  The latter is the most common way through which pension plans get handled. Under this scheme, it is ordered by the court that at the time of retirement of the employed spouse, the other one will be the recipient of a percentage of every pension check. This percentage is arrived at by dividing years when the (more...)

Divorce and the Affordable Care Act

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If you are the spouse covered on your employer’s plan, you won’t lose your health insurance coverage.  You will drop your soon to be ex-spouse when your divorce is finalized with the court since the divorce would be considered a life changing event.
If you have a plan directly from an insurance carrier, you would call them to make necessary changes when your Decree is final.
Since your household size will decrease because (more...)

What To Do About Hidden Assets In Divorce

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It is a common occurrence for warring spouses to hide assets when in the course of a contentious divorce. There are a number of ways a spouse may disguise or at least undervalue assets. One of the most common ways is to overlook or undervalue antiques, gun collections, hobby equipment, tools and artwork. Most of them come in the form of original paintings, collectible carpets or antique furnishings at the office of the spouse. There could also be unreported (more...)

How To Collect Unpaid Alimony in California

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Alimony is the money payable by the higher income earning party or spouse to the lower income earning party after the couple has separated or divorced. Usually, a family court issues an order stating the amount of alimony or spousal support payable by the financially more stable partner to his or her spouse until the latter can find a better job or marry someone else whichever is earlier.
Remedies available to the aggrieved spouse to whom alimony is payable
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Retirement Plan Division – The Details

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Marital Property
Simply put, any asset or liability that was acquired during the marriage is considered marital property, and must be shared by the parties upon the dissolution of the marriage. Everything will be divided, from bank accounts to time-shares and even frequent flier miles. Retirement accounts are also subject to division, sometimes even if the plan was started prior to the marriage. The following example illustrates how a retirement plan that was initiated before marriage would still be (more...)

Special Issues of Income in Child Support

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The income of both parents determines the amount of child support to be paid. Both parents will try and show lesser income than they actually earn so that the parent seeking child support can get more and the parent paying it has to pay less as support. Certain very tricky situations with regards to income come up that the California family court has to settle.
The court generally considers the annual gross income of both the parents before deciding (more...)

6 Ways To Stay Focused At Work During Your Divorce

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A divorce is an earth-shattering event. It brings waves of crippling emotions: fear, anger, loneliness. It’s overwhelming.
One of the most difficult parts of divorce is that even though your world feels like it’s shattered, life doesn’t stop. You still have other professional responsibilities to tend to.
It’s easy to tell yourself you’re going to “keep it professional,” but maintaining that attitude is a lot (more...)

“Walk the Talk” with Professional Coach Deborah Mecklinger LL.B., M.S.W, A.T.C

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We all feel pain and loss when a marriage ends and we could all use some professional help to come out the other side. The CEO of a major corporation and her administrative assistant are on equal footing when it comes to the emotional fallout from a divorce. It’s how you handle that challenge that makes the difference. We all feel pain and loss when a marriage ends and we could all use some professional help (more...)

Name Change – ‘What Happened to Nancy?’

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Each year, approximately three million women – about 90 percent of the women who marry – change their names when they marry. They give up their maiden names (now sometimes called “birth names”) and take their husbands’ surname.
Name change is traditional. It’s expected of a marrying woman in America, and it makes it easier when meeting people and introducing each other as a married couple. Name change can also (more...)