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How Divorce Affects Social Security Benefits

Getting divorced is generally acknowledged as a difficult endeavor emotionally, but its impact of your finances can also present challenges, especially in the often-overlooked area of retirement benefits such as Social Security. To protect yourself, you’ll want to become well versed in the following ways that divorce can impact your Social Security benefits: Get to… Read More »

The Dangers of Shielding Assets During a Divorce

Although financial issues are part of many divorces, money troubles don’t usually end when couples choose to dissolve a marriage. In fact, many individuals are highly tempted to try hide assets from the other party, especially when a significant level of money and investments are at stake. Some actions to shield these resources may be… Read More »

Divorce After a Serious Illness

A major source of stress on a marriage often occurs when one partner falls prey to a serious illness. Although many marriages can and do weather the storm of sickness, a new study indicates that the likelihood of divorce increases substantially after illness, particularly if the wife is afflicted. Researchers studied divorce rates among couples… Read More »

When Expats Get Divorced

Although all couples experience stressors to their marriages, those living abroad as expatriates (commonly called “expats”) often find these difficulties are amplified when living a new culture, far from friends, family and their previous support systems. According to a new study on expat marriages, the so-called “trailing” spouses of expat workers often feel isolated and… Read More »

Ashley Madison Dating Network Hacked

Long Island attorney urges people to divorce before they cheat.  Ashley Madison, the dating website that helps married people commit adultery, has been hit by hackers.  “Ashley Madison” has millions of customers who have provided their credit card and personal information to the site in the hopes of linking up with other customers for casual,… Read More »

Divorce Papers Served Through Facebook

For years, Facebook has been used as a way to connect people, but recently it became the vehicle to sever the bonds of marriage.  While admittedly a nontraditional approach, a Brooklyn judge recently approved the use of Facebook to serve divorce summons. The summons was sent via a private message from a 26-year-old nurse’s Facebook… Read More »

Protecting Your Company After a Divorce

The repercussions of a divorce can be wide-ranging and affect many aspects of a person’s life, but what many people fail to anticipate are the hardships a divorce can levy against a business they own and operate. Although statistics are difficult to pin down, many business experts suggest that divorces often wreak havoc on company… Read More »

Money Management During the Settlement Process

With all of the necessary tasks to accomplish when getting a divorce, managing one’s money — and taking care of financial details expressly related to a settlement — may sometimes end up on the backburner. Unfortunately, the consequences of this approach can add to the difficulties involved in divorce proceedings. To help ensure your money… Read More »

Heart Attack Risk Increases After Divorce

Although many people who have experienced a divorce are familiar with the feeling of heartbreak, they may not realize the possibly detrimental effect of a divorce on their heart health. A recent report from the Duke Clinical Research Institute in Durham, North Carolina indicates that people face an increased risk of heart attacks throughout the… Read More »

How Much Does Your Spouse Make Perfect Storm for Divorce Lawyers

On June 24, 2015, WPIX television news aired a newscast wherein it was reported that almost 50% of the married population does not know how much their spouse earns. This is shocking. Marriage, as an institution, creates a financial partnership. In fact, history shows that one of the “civil” or non-religious reasons for marriage was… Read More »

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