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Author: Cynthia Cartier JD LLM

How Do Divorce and Remarriage Affect Social Security Benefits?

Jan 9, 2018
It is common knowledge that husbands and wives are entitled to collect Social Security benefits on their spouses’ work records. Less well known is that this benefit applies to divorced...

The Use of Immediate Annuities in Medicaid Planning for Married Couples

Jan 6, 2018
Immediate annuities can be a useful tool to protect the spouse of a nursing home resident who applies for Medicaid. These types of annuities allow the nursing home resident to...

10 Steps to a Successful Divorce

Jan 3, 2018
Divorce can be challenging in many ways – on an emotional level, physically and financially. One good method to cure part of this stress would be to get rid of...

10 Reasons Why You Should Mediate Your Custody Case

Dec 24, 2017
Ideally Mediation should be used in any dispute involving Wills, Inheritance or Probate. There is usually a feeling within the family that they “should” be able to work things out...

Animal Cruelty – the Worst Kind

Dec 20, 2017
When people think about animal cruelty, their minds usually start with an image of a dog chained up outside in the cold without any food, or some kind of dog...

6 Divorce Success Stories

Dec 20, 2017
So you married for what you believed were death til’ you part and now you’re getting divorced — now what? As devastating as the idea of divorce sounds, it’s not...

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