Divorce – Do It Right

Divorce – Do It Right

  • Buying Out A Spouse: 4 Questions For Divorcing Business Owners

    If you and your spouse own a small business, your divorce is more complicated than most. For many spouses who have put significant work into building their family business over the years, buying out their spouse lets them split from their partner while still retaining their business. But while this sounds easy, you'll need to answer some important questions first. Here are a few to consider.  1. How Will You Value the Business?

  • Personal Injury Suits: More Than Just Falls

    When they hear the phrase 'personal injury attorney' some people think of someone who slipped in a grocery store or got hit by a car. However, personal injury cases can include many more things than just slips and falls or hit and runs. There are many different types of personal injury cases, all of which could someday come in handy to know about. Hopefully, you will never need to know how to get an attorney, but it is good to know so that if any injustice befalls you or a close friend or family member, you can have someone to fight for your rights.

  • SSD And The Death Of A Spouse: Things To Know

    Your spouse worked their entire life, and they paid in their Social Security. Therefore, if they get to a point when they are unable to work, they are entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. But what happens if your spouse dies somewhere along the way and they never get to draw the benefits they paid in? Here is a look at a few of the things you may want to know regarding losing a spouse and their SSD benefits.

  • Child Support Issues As An Unemployed Parent

    If you are unemployed, you might think that the court can excuse you when it comes to child support payments. However, nothing could be further from the truth. You need to know more about child support and why unemployment won't erase the payments. Below are some things to note about unemployment and child support.   Expect Imputed Income The first thing you should know is that you are not off the hook for child support obligations just because you currently don't have a job.

  • 4 Things To Avoid Doing When Preparing To File For A Divorce

    Divorce is common, and it often happens peacefully. However, there are things that should be avoided right before filing for divorce.  1. Avoid making major financial investments.  You may need a new car, a new house to live in, or even a new computer system. However, it is best to prolong these kinds of investments until after the divorce. Properties obtained while the marriage was still intact can be considered joint property, which means you may have to sell what you just bought and split the money.

  • About Me

    Divorce – Do It Right

    Hello. My name is Stephanie Laurel. I have recently been through a divorce, and although I don’t wish it on anyone, I do wish that everyone could come out of the proceedings feeling they have been taken care of. My husband and I had been married twenty-eight years. We have four children, two of which are still under eighteen years of age. We owned the home we lived in and had a vacation home in a different state. We are civilized people, we get along fairly well considering, but no matter how much we thought we could go through the divorce process without lawyers, it wasn't possible. We each hired a divorce attorney to represent us. Most of the negotiations went well, but when we hit a rough spot the attorneys took over. Thank goodness. I’m going to share more about the experience and hope it helps you.