Social Security Benefits: Divorce and Death

Divorce and death are highly relevant to one’s Social Security Benefits.  However, many do not give this much consideration especially during dissolution of marriage.  A couple’s 10th anniversary has legal significance in this respect.  However, this significance will not remain relevant to the same degree for much longer due to the national budget. Attorney Tiffany Lunn suggests you read more about this at: How Divorce and Death Affect Social Security Benefits.  You should follow-up with questions by contacting a family law attorney for clarity.

Published in: on May 27, 2016 at 7:54 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Divorce: Equitable Doesn’t Mean Equal

Some divorcing spouses believe that because Georgia is an “equitable division” state for divorce that each spouse will split martial assets 50/50%.  However, that is not case.  Equitable means “fair” and the court in Georgia divorce cases will decide what is fair by the facts and circumstances of each particular case.  Georgia differs from such states as California, which takes a “community property” view.  Such stars as Kobe Bryant and Katy Perry are currently going through divorce in California.

Read these articles to see the difference and consider whether having a pre-nup is a good idea regardless of what state you’re residing in:

Post written by: Attorney Tiffany R. Lunn of Lunn Law LLC

Phone: 770-492-2974

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Pre-Divorce and Divorce Tips

There are a number of tips that could and should be offered to those considering divorce.  This post is not intended to include all tips, but the following are useful to keep in mind as any divorcing person proceeds in the process to divorce.

1) Gather financial documentation;

2) Get a support system in place (if needed);

3) Have clear objectives in mind for your divorce outcome;

4) Understand that you can not share confidential matters about your divorce with others;

5) If you have children, do not share negative feelings or thoughts about the other parent with your children;

6) Prepare to be active in the divorce process;

7) Open your own bank account(s).  Joint accounts are often problematic;

8 ) If you have children, attempt to create the most stable environment possible;

9) Consider making changes to your Will, Heath Care Directive and/or other estate planning documents; and

10) Get legal representation.  There are various legal considerations and complexities to divorce and every case is different. A legal professional can assist you in this various serious matter for you and/or your children.

Post written by: Tiffany Lunn Esq.

Phone: 770-492-2974

Published in: on April 2, 2011 at 10:01 am  Comments Off on Pre-Divorce and Divorce Tips  
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