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The Ins and Outs of Immigration Laws and Procedures

The immigration trends are on the rise, and the experienced immigration lawyer NJ trusts can help you gain entry to the United States.

The Facts About Family Immigration Philadelphia Needs to Know

Family immigration laws change every year, and you must know the process in depth to secure a U.S. visa. Consult the experienced immigration lawyer Philadelphia trusts to learn more.

A QDRO is a Special Document for Dividing Retirement Accounts in Divorce

A QDRO (“Qualified Domestic Relations Order”) is a document that tells a retirement account administrator how they should divide a retirement account. Even if you are divorced and your divorce agreement explains how to divide a retirement account, a retirement account administrator will not take money out of a person’s retirement account unless they are given a QDRO.

Calculating the Present Value of a Pension for Division of Marital Property

There are two ways of dividing a pension in divorce. The future stream of payments can be shared or the pension participant can "buy out" the spouse at the time of divorce and keep 100% of the future payments. In order to "buy out" a spouse, you must calculate an actuarial present value of the pension.

Advantages of Online Divorce Mediation

Online divorce mediation has several advantages over in-person meetings: it is much more convenient, it facilitates collaborating on documents, it can ease the intensity of emotions, and it gives couples a wider choice of mediators.

Dividing a 401(k) in Divorce

A 401(k) is a common asset that has to be divided in a divorce. In many cases, the 401(k) is one of the more valuable assets. Individuals often work their whole career trying to build up their 401(k) balance so that they can retire. However, in a divorce, the 401(k) often ends up divided as part of the property division process.

Many Custody Cases Being Complicated by Schools Not Reopening

August is always a tough month for parties going through divorce or custody disputes. In many cases, parties have trouble agreeing on where the children will go to school. Even further, these custody cases are being complicated by schools not reopening due to COVID-19.

DILGENT SEARCHES AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

The diligent search for an unlocated birth father or legal father is of critical importance to the integrity of an adoption. If the diligent search is deficient, the entire adoption could be void. Consequently, diligent searches and diligent search affidavits comprise one of the highest exposure areas for liability for the adoption entity.

Tangles in the Adoption World

Pitfalls and tangles in adoption cases including jurisdiction, notice, father's rights, intervention, consents, living expenses, putative father registry, Indian Child Welfare Act

Navigating the Financial Hurdles of Adoption

Learn about the financial and cost-cutting resources and creative strategies to help put adoption in reach for those working to bring their children home.

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