A Name Change May Cause Issues with Your Tax Return Many spouses change their last name when they get married. If the marriage ends in divorce, they may choose to resume their maiden or former name. The Internal Revenue Service released a Publication reminding married and divorced people that if they do not take the necessary steps to ensure the name on their tax return matches the name registered with the Social Security Administration, the mismatch will cause problems in the processing of their return and may even delay their refund. View Full Post
Standby Guardianship Can Be An Important Part Of Estate Planning Although Delaware’s Standby Guardianship Act became law nearly a decade ago, many are still unfamiliar with the concept.  This type of guardianship serves such an important purpose and is important to understand. Sadly, it seems as though everyone has been impacted by a friend, family member, or mentor who receives a terminal diagnosis and is gone too soon.  View Full Post
Reducing Stress During A Divorce There is no doubt that divorce litigation can be a stressful process.  While there will be factors and forces outside of your control, there are things you can control and steps you can take to reduce your stress level.  Below are five examples of steps you can take to reduce the stress of litigation: Choose Your Lawyer Carefully A divorce is unlike any other type of legal case because it is so personal.  View Full Post
An article in Medical News Today  highlights a study by University of Washington Associate sociology Prof. Julie Brines and doctoral candidate Brian Serafini that found patterns in the timing of filing for divorce. Specifically, the study found “biannual patterns of filings for divorce – that divorce is seasonal during the periods following winter and summer vacations.” View Full Post