PWBA Booklet: The Department of Labor, Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration, QDROs publishes a booklet entitled The Division of Pensions Through Qualified Domestic Relations Orders. The PWBA booklet’s mandate to benefit plans encourages them to be helpful in working with attorneys, Alternate Payees, participants, courts and State IV-D Agencies. Detailed procedures are outlined, including … [Read more...]
Divorce planning involves consideration of a wide range of issues including parenting and child custody (when children are involved), and often very complex financial matters. We provide expertise in identifying all the issues that need to be discussed and resolved between the parties in such a way that communication is enhanced and better decisions for all can be reached in the process.
We have created a number of articles addressing many of these topics and offer them for your consideration to assist you in preparing for the sometimes lengthy process of preparing for the divorce.
The Complete QDRO Handbook by Carrad PWBA Booklet: The Department of Labor, Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration, QDROs publishes a booklet entitled The Division of Pensions Through Qualified Domestic Relations Orders. The PWBA booklet’s mandate to benefit plans encourages them to be helpful in working with attorneys, Alternate Payees, participants, courts and State IV-D Agencies. … [Read more...]
Nolo.com There's an exception to the rule that one lawyer may not work for both divorcing spouses. Joint representation is allowed when: the clients agree on the major issues the clients are confident they can work out the minor issues the clients understand that the lawyer cannot fully represent both under the circumstances the clients have agreed to this in writing, and the … [Read more...]
When getting divorced without a divorce lawyer makes sense -- and when you should hire one. You probably know of people who suffered the "torments of hell" going through divorce, and you also probably know people who pulled it off without much fuss. Why are some divorces sensible and others catastrophic? The answer can depend, to a surprising extent, on just one factor: how much you rely on … [Read more...]
In Texas, there are four methods by which to get a divorce: an Informal Agreement, through a Litigated or Adversarial Divorce, a Collaborative Divorce, or a Cooperative Divorce Mediation. The first step is to file a PETITION with the District Clerk & use any of the following procedures. (The waiting period in Texas is a minimum of 60 days from filing.) 1. Informal Agreement (Usually for … [Read more...]