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Not getting a QDRO could be an expensive divorce mistake

After diligently contributing to your 401(k) for years, you may have accumulated a decent retirement fund. You and your spouse probably had plans for what you would do after retirement, and that money was going to help make those dreams a reality.

Then, the unthinkable happened, and you now face divorce. As part of your property division, you need to divide those retirement funds. Your first thoughts may be about how to rebuild that fund quickly so that you can retire, and rightly so. However, you have another issue to address with dividing this account -- the taxes. If you aren't careful, you could end up paying a hefty price for splitting those funds, and it's completely unnecessary.

Truck accidents can cause devastating loss

If you suffer injuries in a traffic accident in Rhode Island or Connecticut, you may find yourself dealing with a variety of professionals, including doctors, insurance adjusters and auto mechanics. You may not think of adding an attorney to that list, but this is something you may want to consider, especially if your accident involved a tractor-trailer or other large, commercial vehicle.

To begin with, the extent of your injuries may be quite severe, perhaps more severe than those you may have suffered in an accident with a vehicle similar in size to your own. In fact, it is possible you may have lost a loved one in the accident. Dealing with these losses can be devastating. While you may not be ready to think about the financial cost of your accident, you will soon be facing those issues, and an attorney may be able to lighten the burden for you.

Protecting your rights during the discover process

The property division process is one of the most important parts of your divorce. The terms of your final order will impact your future for years to come, and it's in your interests to secure reasonable terms that will allow you to have a stable, strong future. It is helpful to know how to protect your interests at every step, including during the discovery phase. 

The discovery process is the exchange of information as both parties hand over everything they have regarding their financial and economic states. This allows the division of property to be fair and ensure that each spouse receives an equitable share of marital property. It may help you to learn more about the discovery process and what to expect from it.

Do you believe legal separation is a smarter choice for you?

Every family law case is different. Whether you want to file for divorce or settle a custody dispute, the right solution depends on the details of the individual situation. If you are dealing with family law concerns, you will want to consider the long-term impact of any choices you make and how you can secure the best possible future. In some situations, this may mean seeking a legal separation instead of a divorce when a marital relationship is over.

Your marriage may be over, but that does not necessarily mean you have to rush in to a divorce. There are many situations in which it makes more practical, legal and financial sense to legally separate. However, like other important family law decisions, it is critical to think carefully about all options before moving forward with a specific choice.

HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP WITH YOUR DIVORCE CASE

At TJC ESQ, our legal team is committed is taking advantage of technology to help our clients with their complex divorce cases. With the help of various technological aids, our attorneys can track down assets your spouse has hidden and uncover other crucial evidence that will make your case stronger.

TIM CONLON SECURES LARGE DIVORCE SETTLEMENT FOR CLIENT IN COMPLEX INVESTMENT COMPANY ASSET CASE

Attorney Tim Conlon of TJC ESQ, a leading family law firm in Rhode Island, was recently called upon to make sense of a complex client case. Thanks to his efforts, state-of-the-art technology used for each case, and his impeccable ability to find hidden assets, the client ended up with a much better case result than it looked like she was initially going to get.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF MY SPOUSE DOESN'T HIRE A DIVORCE LAWYER? POSTED BY TIM CONLON

When a marriage has come to an end, it can be difficult to accept. However, when one party refuses to acknowledge it is time to move forward with a divorce, the situation can become even more challenging. This is why, even if your spouse doesn't hire a Rhode Island divorce attorney, you still should--both people attempting to handle this transition without proper guidance can be disastrous.

BEWARE OF THE RISKS OF ONLINE DIVORCE SERVICES

Despite their claims of convenience and ease, online divorce services may be riskier than you think. Our legal team understands you are looking for a way to end your marriage efficiently and effectively, while not breaking the bank, but we feel online services are a serious hazard. Online divorce may be an option in the future, but it certainly has not yet taken with the courts as a means to a successful outcome.

SOCIAL MEDIA & DIVORCE

Now more common than ever, social media has taken a serious role in everyone's lives. While it has many advantages, social media also has a lot of hidden negativities, especially when it comes to divorce. Whether you use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media platform, nothing is safe on the Internet.

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