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August 2016 Archives

Proposal could affect military retirement pay after divorce

Military service members seeking a divorce may have many concerns, particularly when it comes to the financial aspects of divorce. Therefore, divorced military spouses in Mississippi may be interested to hear of a provision in a proposed piece of legislation to amend the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act that would affect retirement benefits for the ex-spouses of former military service members.

Don't compare your divorce to others -- they're all unique

Most people in Gulfport have known someone who has gotten a divorce or may even be the child of divorced parents. Therefore, they may think they have a good idea of what goes on during a divorce. However, each divorce is different, so you cannot predict that your divorce will go exactly the same way as your friend's, neighbor's or parent's divorce. That being said, there are a few common issues that a divorce will address.

Business owners need strong representation in a divorce

Many residents of Gulfport, Mississippi, have spent years cultivating their careers. Perhaps, they sought graduate degrees, such as a law degree or medical degree, to build a strong career in their chosen fields. Or, perhaps, they are entrepreneurs that have built their businesses from the ground up. Or, they may simply be hard workers who have climbed the corporate ladder towards career success.