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The QDRO Quandary

How Division of Retirement Assets Occurs In most divorces, the issue of retirement and how to divide them come up. There are multiple types of retirement accounts and benefits. The easiest to understand is social security. It’s the most simple. A court can not divide social security. It can order a spouse to pay alimony […]

7 Tips to Find the Right Divorce Attorney

When you are facing divorce, one of the first questions that comes to mind is “How do I find a good lawyer?” Knowing how to choose a divorce attorney who will provide you with the legal advice you need, at a price you can afford, and be the right fit for your situation, isn’t easy. […]

Premarital Agreements… Thoughtful Terms Make a Good Prenup

When we see people with money divorcing one of the first questions we have is who got the premarital agreement and who stands to benefit financially. Oftentimes,  the wealthier, more-moneyed future spouse has minimized or eliminated the post-marriage rights of the less-moneyed spouse and ensured that the prenup would be still enforceable under that state’s laws. The goal […]

Relocation: Follow the Rules or Pay the Penalty

The UCCJA is a law that controls which court has jurisdiction to make custody and visitation decisions about your child when you are getting or have gotten a divorce or separation.  It is important to now about this law if you are considering relocation. It says that, in most cases, if a child moves out […]

Cost for Family Law Filing Increases

In Washington State, a Superior Court Fee Schedule Revision went into effect on July 24, 2015.  This cost increases what was already a high cost of filing certain actions including divorce and separation. Substitute Senate Bill 5631, in part, increases the current surcharge on domestic cases (dissolution, legal separation, and declaration concerning the validity of […]

Stars, Just Like Us: Ben & Jen–lesson in asset distribution

After announcing they made the “difficult decision” to separate and divorce after ten blissful years of marriage, Ben Afleck and Jennifer Garner face the unenviable task of dividing their assets, just like any other couple facing a divorce would… except they have a lot more things to split up and a more complicated asset distribution […]

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