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Posted September 21st, 2016 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

If you look up “what are the most stressful life events,” divorce is second – right behind death of a spouse. In some ways both are synonymous. Each involves a death of sorts, and there is something else these events have in common. Both will require you to make critical, potentially life-altering decisions at a

Posted June 2nd, 2016 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

While we do our best to entertain and inform, today we have to tackle a tough topic. Not to be morbid, but we need to discuss death. Two types, actually – the death of a marriage (aka divorce) and actual death. Both of these types of death have profound implications for your social security benefits,

Posted April 21st, 2016 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

People just can’t help it. Even the most congenial divorces usually involve some level of hurt feelings and rejection. And then things can quickly deteriorate into a legal tangle worthy of a Grisham novel. True congenial divorces are pretty rare. And even if the two parties get through the initial emotional trauma, logistical issues, and

Posted February 12th, 2016 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

It’s Valentine’s Day this Sunday. Have you finished your shopping and dinner plans yet? Maybe you scheduled some spa services as a gift? Did you get a sitter for the kids? Who’s going to let the dog out? It’s not surprising that family strife seems to escalate around holidays. There’s pressure to entertain, pressure to

Posted January 15th, 2016 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

We often look at the New Year as a fresh start, a time to assess our current lives and set goals for the next year. The same is true after a divorce, you have a fresh start to begin a new life without your ex. Moving on can be difficult, time consuming and a little

Posted December 8th, 2015 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Original article provided courtesy of Bill Stewart of Stewart & Hurst: Stewart & Hurst 7887 San Felipe Suite 122 Houston, Texas 77063 Phone: 713.974.2928 Question 1: How do I know if I qualify to receive benefits on my former spouse’s Social Security record? Answer: You may receive benefits on your former spouse’s Social Security record