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When Is It OK to Drop My Spouse from My Health Insurance Coverage?

Figuring out health insurance coverage for yourself can be tough, not to mention the responsibility of covering a spouse and/or dependents. The end of a marriage is one big reason people often want to cancel their spouse’s coverage. And with many insurance companies raising monthly premiums for spouses, partners and dependents, it may no longer…

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What’s a QDRO, and Do I Need One for Divorce?

In divorce, details matter. Making sure the right forms are completed and filed can make all the difference between receiving the assets to which you’re entitled, and wondering what happened. If you’re divorcing or already divorced and/or receive child support, a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) may be required to receive your share of the…

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Family Law Legal Fees: The A-B-C’s on How to Keep Costs Down in a Divorce

The initial stages of researching and inevitably obtaining the right attorney to represent your best interests likely feel foreign and overwhelming. Inside knowledge on the process can reduce legal expenses while simultaneously providing clarity on what to expect when venturing this unknown terrain.  Here are some tips for keeping legal fees low from the staff of…

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Assemble the Documents: 10 Essential Items to Show Your Divorce Lawyer

Being prepared when meeting with a divorce attorney can save you time and money.  Furthermore, it can particularly provide the headway needed to help your proceedings progress more smoothly.  How?  In order to divide marital property and accounts, they must first be disclosed (and statements can’t lie).  10 Essential Documents: Checklist ___ Your past three…