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Are You Eligible To Receive Spousal Retirement Benefits After A Divorce?

The short answer is “Maybe.” According to the Social Security Administration, you are eligible to receive benefits on your ex-spouse’s retirement benefits if you meet the required conditions. The first prerequisite is that you must have been married for at least 10 years. You must also be at least 62 years old and unmarried. Finally, you must not be entitled to a higher benefit than your ex-spouse. Likewise there are conditions for your ex-spouse. He...

How to Have “The Talk” With Your Daughter: 5 Helpful Tips for Dads

Are you a single parent? Do you have a daughter? If so you understand how difficult it can be to relate to your daughter during her adolescence. Some subjects can be very embarrassing and sensitive. As a father it can be tough to talk about those uncomfortable subjects such as “the birds and the bees,” but it can sometimes be just as difficult for a mother. When speaking to your teenage daughter on the topic...

Taking the High Road

This message comes from a previous client of the Jones Law Firm. She recently emailed us an update of her and her now ex-husbands relationship. She gives a first hand look at how they went from fighting over everything to being civil and “doing what was best for the kids”. You may want to take notes as you read this! Divorce is never fun and can be downright heartbreaking when there are children in the...

Spoiled?

More and more I see children of divorce being spoiled with lavish gifts and expensive outings or vacations from both parents. Perhaps the parents feel guilty for putting their child through the divorce or are trying to make up for the time that they spend away from the child now that their time is split with the other parent. My nieces, who I dearly love, are children of a divorce and in my opinion they...

Divorce Do’s and Don’ts

Are you and your spouse considering filing for divorce? The divorce process can be chaotic and stressful at times, especially when you are unsure of what to do. If divorce is not handled properly, then it is not uncommon for people to act rash due to heightened emotions. In order to avoid and ugly and contentious divorce, it is important to be prepared and to know what you should and should not do during the divorce...

Judge Ordered Child Support Payments Recalculated

Judge Ordered Child Support Payments Recalculated In Mercer County, a State Superior Court overturned a local judge’s child support decision and ordered the judge to recalculate the father’s obligation. It said that Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas R. Dobson did not address the father’s intent when he accepted a lower paying job. The mother, identified as K.A.W. and the father as S.J.W., were married in 2002 and divorced 7 years later. Their only...

There Is Life After Divorce

Pain can be a double-edged sword. It hurts now. But it also adds the dismal feeling that it will always hurt. A person who is at the beginning of a separation or divorce may feel that their life will never be the way it was. It is hard to see in the moment that different doesn’t have to be bad. This realization may take time. And that is okay. Allow yourself to feel whatever you...

But The Court Said He Didn’t Owe Child Support!

Windell Blount, of Jackson, Mississippi, is grateful for his knowledge of the law. He feels that if he had not been a certified police officer studying prelaw, he may not have recognized some questionable moves by the Department of Human Services. And a result, he may have paid money he did not owe. After his divorce in 2009, Windell made child support payments of $490 per month from his Social Security Disability benefits. The benefits...

16 Divorce Blog Sites

FOR WOMEN 1.Divorce Diva: https://www.divorcediva.typepad.com. The Divorce Diva aims to make “divorce a manageable tragedy” for her readers by sharing news stories, book reviews, jokes and great tips for dealing with a divorce. 2.Women’s Divorce Blog: https://www.womansdivorce.com/divorce-blog.html Learn about your legal options and get tips on managing your emotional state after a divorce on this blog. 3.What’s Love Got to Do With It?: https://modobs.wordpress.com/ This blog explores “why modern women don’t find their Mr. Right” and can serve as a...

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