Archive for January, 2019

You’ve Been Furloughed: How To Stay Afloat

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As the partial government shut down continues, federal employees have now missed two paychecks. Whether you are in the midst of a divorce case and trying to stay on top of your attorney’s fees, or you owe child support and are falling behind, or you’re a newly divorced spouse slated to receive alimony but are not because your spouse has been furloughed, you will need to consider some ways to stay afloat. In a previous post, we discussed the possibility of modifying your child support for a temporary reduction or payment plan. Other options include researching temporary loans. Review this…Read More »

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Government Shutdown: Impact On Your Family Law Case

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It is day 30 of the government’s partial shutdown, far exceeding the 21-day record shutdown in 1995. If you are a federal worker, or have a spouse or partner (or ex-spouse or ex-partner) who is a federal worker, you are—as 800,000 others also are—most likely experiencing the stress of not knowing when the next paycheck will arrive. If you are involved in a family law matter, you may have the added stress of wondering what impact the shutdown will have on your case. Fortunately, your family law case is at the state court level (e.g., Montgomery County Circuit Court, Prince…Read More »

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