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February 2015 Archives

The impact of divorce on retirement plans

During a divorce proceeding many issues may surface. Those issues pertaining to marital assets may become quite complex. Many divorcing couples might be under the wrong impression that their soon-to-be ex-spouse cannot access their retirement plans; however, the reality is far from it. Depending on the specific situation, the type of retirement plan and the structure of its related benefits, the plan owner may find themselves in a situation where their spouse or soon to be ex-spouse are legally granted a portion of the value of that retirement plan.

Can I be ordered to pay health insurance in child support orders?

There are numerous financial decisions to make regarding children during and post-divorce. When it comes to health insurance, the court has considerable leeway in requiring health insurance in conjunction with child support payments. Generally speaking any order for a child support issued by the court will typically include a provision that requires the parent to obtain adequate health insurance for the child as long as its cost is deemed reasonable and it's accessible to the child. This will be in addition to any child support payments that the court orders.

Custodial father facing criminal charges for death of daughter

According to recent media reports, a 31-year-old father who was awarded full legal and physical custody of his daughter has been charged with murdering her nearly three years later. The girl was four years old. The father was married to the mother of his child, but they had a falling out and were divorced in 2012.

Involved in a child custody dispute - we can help

Child custody disputes can be difficult and can take an emotional toll on the children as well as the parents. An improperly handled child custody case can have disastrous results on the life, growth and overall well-being of the child. Don't take chances with your paternity and child custody case; let a well-seasoned and experienced attorney handle your case.

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