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What is the USFSPA?

Military service transforms lives for those who serve and their families. At times, the demands generate friction and feelings that only a separation or divorce can resolve. Although the emotional complications can overwhelm both spouses, a federal law exists to aid...

Social Security retirement benefits and divorce

Social Security benefits may go to the spouses of workers, including same-sex couples, after they end their marriage. However, the marriage must have lasted at least 10 years and spouses must meet other complicated eligibility requirements. These issues become more...

Who files as head-of-household after a divorce?

If you are separated or divorced from your child’s other parent, it is likely you will want to file your federal income taxes as head of household. This filing status has many benefits for parents. But if you are divorced, only one of you can claim this filing status....


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