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Family Court Rules That You Can Serve Someone With Legal Papers Over Facebook

By Team Mitchell Hayes

Talk about airing your dirty laundry in public.  Can you imagine being served via social media?  Lily Hay Newman writes that in the case noted below, the Judge has granted permission for a man to serve his ex-wife via Facebook because he has unsuccessfully exhausted all other efforts.  We can easily see this spreading to other social…

FAQs about Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

By Team Mitchell Hayes

If you and/or your spouse have a pension plan or a defined benefit plan, you will need a QDRO (Qualified Domestic Relations Order) if the non-employee is to receive any of the proceeds as part of your divorce settlement.  The following is a list of facts from the US Department of Labor regarding Qualified Domestic…

Don't Take Your Divorce Personally

By Team Mitchell Hayes

Many people going through a divorce paint their ex-spouse as a monster. The reality is that the divorce is normally painful for both although perhaps in different ways.  Walking a mile in the other persons shoes can be a good reminder of this.  By following the The Four Agreements: Be Impeccable With Your Word Don’t…