If you plan on getting a divorce or already have one, then you better check with your local social security office about some new rules Congress put into place that affect the benefits you will receive. There are two filing strategies used by married couples to enhance their joint benefit amount that are being phased
So you would like to mediate your divorce, but you think you’ll have a hard time convincing your spouse to go along. I’m assuming he or she is ready to end the marriage as well and having a conversation about how to do it won’t be a surprise. Here are some opening lines that might
Today is December 26th. Unfortunately this is the first day of a 10 day surge in online searches for information about divorce. So says an article in last Sunday’s New York Times. If you’re reading this blog then you’re among the group making that search. Naturally, my advice is to consider Mediation over contested divorce
Just recently I had a husband call who wanted to mediate his divorce rather than have a court fight. His wife agreed and we set up an initial mediation session. A divorce suit had not been filed yet, and the parties were going to file on their own. Unfortunately, the wife told someone of their
Here’s a divorce question for you: Do you want to litigate your divorce or mediate it? Why do I ask, you say. Let’s put it another way, choose A or B: A. Do you want to see your money put the divorce attorneys’ kids through college? B. Do you want to see your money put
At the end of my last blog (Part 1), on hiring a Kalamazoo divorce lawyer, I said that after we talk and decide that mediation might not be for you that I would then recommend the right kind of lawyer. Here I want to list a couple of questions you might want to ask that prospective divorce attorney.