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Dealing with a 401k during a divorce

The property division process can easily become contentious. Oftentimes, parties to a divorce in Wilmington may not completely comprehend why certain assets would be considered marital property, and this can lead to discord. One such asset is a 401k. Those who contribute to a 401k may wonder why such a benefit (which is due to their own individual efforts), would be a shared asset. On top of that, they may have concerns that if a portion of their 401k is withdrawn to give to their former spouse (prior to either reaching the age of retirement), they may be forced to pay a tax penalty.

Does ADHD treatment decrease the chances of a crash?

From drinking while driving to surpassing the speed limit and taking to the road during periods of heavy snowfall, there are a number of risks that drivers have to watch out for which can lead to a fatal collision. Moreover, some drivers, such as teenagers who have Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) may be especially likely to exhibit risky behavior on the roadway and cause a motor vehicle collision. If you have a teen with ADHD, it is important to make sure that they are treated and that both of you understand the risks they face while driving.

Can your public record be expunged?

The defense of any crime you may have been accused of committing in Wilmington will often continue even in the event that you are convicted. For example, once you have fulfilled whatever requirements associated with your criminal conviction, you may need to fight to ensure that you maintain your rights going forward. Having a criminal conviction on your record can limit your future opportunities. Thus, seeking an expunction of your public record is certainly something you should pursue. 

Contact with a child and custody

When it comes to determining how custody will be awarded, there are all sorts of factors that courts go over. From a parent’s financial well-being to the child’s preferences, so many different issues can come into play when a custody dispute arises. If you are worried about being able to secure custody or visitation rights, or you are concerned about your former partner having an advantage in the courtroom for some reason, it is critical to prepare. There are a number of ways in which you may be able to increase your chances of a successful outcome, and the amount of contact you or your ex have with your child could affect the custody decision.

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