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What Happens to a Military Pension When Going Through Divorce?

What happens if you married somebody in the military? Generally, as determined by law, you also adopt their pension and other benefits, which become part of the marriage. Nobody who gets married believes that their relationship will ever end in divorce; however, when it does, you and your spouse may wonder about what happens to… Continue reading →

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What You Can Do if Filing Taxes While Going Through a Separation

We know that everything dealing with your separation is important to you, because you want to know what you should and shouldn’t do. When you are faced with filing taxes while separated from your spouse, you will either file ‘married filing jointly’ or ‘married filing separately.’ You should know the benefits and losses of choosing… Continue reading →

Can Tax Refunds be Intercepted When a Parent Doesn’t Pay?

Perhaps you have already enforced a child support order and your spouse has not been keeping up with payments. This could be for many reasons. Perhaps they lost their job, or perhaps they believe that they can skirt out of payments without any consequences. No matter the reason, as long as your spouse does not… Continue reading →

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Child Support and a Child Who Isn’t Biologically Yours

At the Law Offices of Amy M. Montes, we handle a variety of family law matters that may have a huge impact on your life. One of these is paternity, and acknowledging it so that parents can have rights to a child in their life, as well as receive support in situations where it is… Continue reading →

The Many Types of Pleadings You Could See in a Divorce

When you are involved in a divorce, you have probably found that there is so much paperwork involved with your case. From the initial petition, to figuring out finances, you will find that the paperwork seems to never end! The good news is, most states follow similar guidelines when it comes to pleadings. Today we… Continue reading →

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What is Voluntary Impoverishment? What Can I Do?

Perhaps you have already gone through one of the most difficult parts of your divorce: the child support hearing. A time that you may have dreaded, wondering if your case would be treated fairly and you would get the results you were hoping for, you’re now feeling relaxed and ready to move forward. But then… Continue reading →

How to Communicate With Your Ex-Spouse on Parenting Issues

Have you and your spouse split but share custody with your child or children? It’s important to understand how to communicate properly to get the most out of your custody experience. Being able to communicate on certain issues will give your child the best experience even after their parents have gone through a divorce. Today… Continue reading →

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If a Father is Unwed, Can They Receive Child Custody?

If you are an unwed father and the mother is denying you rights to your child, you may be able to receive rights. To obtain custody and visitation, you will have to file for a paternity suit. Today we will walk you through your options and how you can move forward. Filing Your Petition  First,… Continue reading →

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Child Support Myths: The Truth About Support Payments

There are many myths that are associated with child support. Because of this, sometimes you hear things about the child support process that are not necessarily true. Today we want to debunk these myths and help you understand the truth about the process so you can move forward with your case. What You Need to… Continue reading →

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Will Our Divorce be Fast Since we Have no Children?

Divorce can be complicated when children are involved, including aspects like custody decisions and child support where necessary. If you are going through the divorce process but have no children, you may believe that this takes away one of the layers of a “common” divorce by today’s standards. However, you may find that divorce is… Continue reading →

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