Changing your Retirement Date due to Divorce

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IF I AM HEADED FOR A DIVORCE, DOES MY DATE FOR RETIREMENT HAVE TO CHANGE? Depending on your circumstances, a divorce may mean you have to delay your retirement or it may not. If you are now or will be paying child support because your children are minors and will be minors after your anticipated date of retirement, generally speaking, a Court will not necessarily reduce your child support amount due to your deciding voluntarily to retire. However, if you … Read more »

When Should I See a Lawyer?

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A new client, I’ll call her “Diane”, asked me the other day, “When is it appropriate to see an attorney if you think you might be headed for a divorce?” She also wondered if coming in to see a lawyer would automatically mean she would get a divorce. Many of our clients ask this question and the answer is whenever you begin to worry that your marriage may not last, this is when you need to know your legal rights … Read more »