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Discussing the divorce with your children: What not to do

How you handle the discussion may well cost you your custody case. A direct quote from a judge this morning:  “If I hear that either party has discussed these proceedings with the child, it will not go well for that parent.” In a hotly contested custody...

Are you an unwed father? ____ things you need to know

Unwed fathers have rights, but may need to take steps to enforce those rights. If you are an unwed father, you are not alone.  The number of unwed fathers is growing. Your parental rights are constitutional right. However, enforcement of those rights seem to be...

Marriage ending? Preplanning can help smooth the way

One of the most stressful in life is said to be a divorce.  It will not be easy, but pre-planning and taking some steps before you pull the trigger on the divorce will help lower the stress level. Know what you (both) own and owe. What you own: Inventory your assets....

VA Increases Pension Benefit Rates for 2019

Veterans Pension Benefits have been given a Cost-of-Living-Adjustment for 2019. Basic Improved Pension Rates for 2019 The Basic Improved Pension is for wartime veterans that are 65 years old or disabled. Based on the veteran’s finances, a single veteran can...

The Pitfalls of the Do It Yourself Divorce Part#5

This is the fifth post in a series where we alert you to the Pitfalls of the Do It Yourself Divorce. Pitfall # 5  Thinking you are “doing the right thing.” The old saying, no good deed goes unpunished, applies to divorce.  We have heard it a million times....

Avoiding Medicare Scams

By far the largest types of insurance fraud are scams against government and private health care insurers. The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud estimates that tens of billions of dollars are lost annually to these types of fraud. Additionally, medical identity theft...