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Life insurance to protect the alimony payment in a divorce

Recently I wrote regarding using life insurance to assure payment of child support.  Another scenario is life insurance to protect the alimony payment in a divorce – the spouse being the beneficiary of the policy. This is a straight forward consideration flowing from payer/insured spouse to payee/beneficiary spouse.  The insured wants less coverage and less […]

The decision to pay money to an insurance company now so that the insurance company will pay others after you are dead is usually undertaken with some ambivalence. However, life insurance is an important consideration to assure payment of child support. If you have minor children, you generally will still need life insurance coverage post-divorce.  […]

Life insurance in divorce

Divorcing spouses and parents have varied life insurance needs. Whenever one or more persons are financially dependent on another’s earnings, there is what the life insurance industry refers to as an insurable interest. In families of two married parents with young children, the primary wage earner often has life insurance coverage equal to several years […]

There is strength in small gestures

Our law, for the most part, comes from England.  England has rather complex rules and pleadings which we have inherited.  Courts have published Rules of Procedure.  Each state has different rules and the federal courts and the DC courts have the Federal Rules of Procedure.  There is even a class in law school called Rules […]

Real divorce lawyers take notes!

“Why do you take notes? Lawyers don’t take notes. I never had a lawyer who took notes,” the president asked former White House counsel Don McGahn, according to the Mueller Report. McGahn responded he keeps notes because he is a “real lawyer.” “I’ve had a lot of great lawyers, like Roy Cohn. He did not […]

Ask the divorce lawyer

In this post, divorce lawyers from Thyden Gross and Callahan answer your family law questions. The Dispute Q: The children didn’t have school today (Friday).  My ex says I have to pick them up at her house.  I say that she has to drop them off to me. Who’s right? Divorce Lawyer Answer:  First let’s […]

A judge makes a decision that creates a unique child support solution

A woman sued a man for child support in Brazil for her daughter, now nine years old, who was born after a casual fling.  The judge ordered a DNA test and it came back identifying the man as the father. Which Twin? But the man denied he slept with the woman.  It turned out that […]

You may be able recover past due child support payments some day. Consider this case. Toni Anderson of California divorced Donald Lenhart in the early 70s.  Anderson had custody of their 3-year-old daughter, Lane Lenhart. Donald was ordered to pay $160 a month in child support. “He made the first payment,” Toni said. “I was […]