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March 2015 Archives

Tips to prevent child abduction in child custody cases

Child custody disputes between a divorcing or divorced couple with children can sometimes get bitter. Some parents may have legitimate concerns that the other parent may take the child out of the country or abduct the child. This is indeed an issue of concern, but the good news is that parents can work to prevent child abduction in child custody cases by the following tips provided by the U.S. Department of State.

Is getting an annulment the same as getting a divorce?

Many people may have the incorrect view that an annulment and divorce are essentially the same. However, it is very important to understand that although the outcome may be the same under both an annulment and a divorce, in legal terms, they are two very different legal processes.

Have you updated your beneficiary designations following divorce?

Most people going through a divorce have a lot of issues that they have to tackle. Undoubtedly, the process can be emotionally taxing. Post-divorce, many people are simply easing into their now single life, adjusting slowly yet steadily and hoping that their ex-spouse and they can move on. However, in the hurry to get the divorce over with and forget the past many times people overlook the important issue of updating beneficiary designations on life insurance policies, financial accounts, retirement accounts and wills. The consequences of not updating beneficiary designations and leaving an ex-spouse as a beneficiary can have unintended repercussions.

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