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June 2019 Archives

Understanding how the new tax laws impact people after divorce

When people in Missouri are thinking about a divorce or have already gotten a divorce, there are still lingering issues that must be considered. This is especially true when children are part of the process. Since the tax laws have changed and it impacts deductions and divorced parents, it is important to understand what it means when seeking deductions. The facts of any given situation will largely dictate how these issues are handled.

What are the Symptoms and Complications of Schizophrenia?

In the past, people in Missouri and across the nation who were suffering from mental illness were either completely unaware that they had a diagnosable and treatable problem or kept it hidden due to the stigma attached to it. However, as time has passed and society has grown more accustomed to the issue with a greater willingness to discuss it, there an increased acceptance and freedom to admit the problem and take steps to treat it.

What are the different kinds of child custody in Missouri?

One of the biggest concerns in a Missouri divorce is how it impacts children. A dispute between the parents as to how custody will be handled can cause problems in myriad ways. The parents will see their relationship worsen and the child can have a series of negative side effects from the constant disagreement. As a couple moves forward with the end of a marriage, it is important to keep the children in mind and to understand the different kinds of custody options that are available. To achieve a desirable outcome for the parents and a healthy resolution for the children, having legal advice is key.

A basic understanding of Social Security disability eligiblity

If you can't work because of an injury or a medical condition, what is going to happen to your family? How will you pay your bills, make ends meet and provide for your Missouri family? These are all important concerns that you may have while you are unable to return to your job. For some people with limitations expected to last permanently or at least 12 months, it may be possible seek Social Security disability benefits.

Will not following prescribed treatment lead to a denied claim?

Missourians who are seeking Social Security disability benefits should be aware of the federal requirements that are part of the process. This goes beyond being disabled and meeting the basic criteria to be approved for benefits. It includes adhering to the prescribed treatment to try and improve the situation so the person can do what is necessary to get back to full fitness and have the chance to work. For those who do not follow the prescribed treatment, it is important to understand the Social Security Administration's rules and how it will impact the case.

Factoring in insurance is critical when getting a divorce

When Missouri couples decide to get a divorce, there are many obvious issues that will come to the forefront. That includes spousal support (also referred to as alimony), child support, child custody and property division. However, the emotional stress that accompanies the end of a marriage does not stop there. It is often only when the process is fully underway or near its conclusion that other factors that can present personal and financial challenges. Insurance is a consideration that is frequently left in the background, but must be factored in during a divorce. As with any divorce, it is wise to have legal advice before, during and after.

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