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Do civilians retain any benefits after a military divorce?

You have served your country as the spouse of a military service member. During that time, you have enjoyed the benefits of the military service. These include shopping on base, having TRICARE insurance and possibly living in base housing. You might be wondering what will change if you divorce your spouse. The answer depends on a rule known as the 20/20/20 rule.

Establishing a child support order

If you're seeking child support, one of the most common questions you may have is how long it will take to establish the child support order and for you to start getting payments. While this varies considerably depending on the details of your case, there are some general guidelines and factors to be aware of.

When can you hold your ex in contempt of court?

Of course, everyone hopes that after their divorce is finalized, their ex-spouse will comply with the terms they've agreed upon. However, too often, that's not the case. Fortunately, there are legal steps that you can take if your ex isn't living up to the terms -- whether it involves child or spousal support, visitation or custody or any other matter spelled out in your documents. A divorce decree, after all, is a court order.

The key stages of divorce for people over 50

Many of our readers have heard that the number of people divorcing in their 50s and older is increasing. This phenomenon (somewhat unflatteringly named "gray divorce") is occurring even as divorce among all other age groups is decreasing. About 25 percent of all divorces in this country involve at least one spouse who is over 50.

Should you worry about hiring an attractive nanny?

Famous men cheating on their spouses with the nanny seems to have become almost cliche. Just this year, there have been reports that actor/director Ben Affleck and singer Gavin Rossdale's had extramarital relationships with their children's nannies that contributed to the break-up of their marriages to their famous wives (Jennifer Garner and Gwen Stefani). Then there are the cases of actors Robin Williams and Ethan Hawke who ended up marrying their children's nannies.

Financial preparation can help during divorce negotiations

Divorce impacts all aspects of your life, including your investments. The divorce process is emotional -- and understandably so. However, when it comes to protecting your financial goals, it is best to put aside your emotions and look at things with a level head to ensure you are getting your fair share during divorce negotiations. 

Facebook makes breaking up a little less painless

Many Maryland family law attorneys advise their clients to stay off of social media during and even perhaps for some time after a divorce. No good can come from seeing what your estranged spouse is up to -- especially if it's more exciting that what you're doing. Further, anything you post on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other sites can potentially be used against you in court.

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