Archive for September 2, 2015

3 Things Not to Do During a Divorce

Going through a divorce is no easy time. Whether you initiated the separation or your spouse did, it is still difficult for both parties to handle the issues and stress that are associated with a divorce.

If and your spouse have decided to call it quits, for whatever reason, you may be able to find advice through many different platforms. While advice is readily available, there are some things you should not do during a divorce.

  • Skip the lawyers. Whether it’s a civil separation or you’re both fighting over who’s getting the couch; ALWAYS contact divorce lawyers for their assistance. They will ensure everything is done legally and correctly.
  • Ignore your spouse’s needs. You’re both going through the divorce together. It doesn’t matter who’s ‘fault’ it is, you both want to come thriving on the other side. Consider each other’s needs. Holding ultimatums or using custody or assets as a weapon will only make the situation worse and hurt everyone involved, including children.
  • Go off the deep end. It’s easy to get angry, close all the accounts hide all of your money and move out immediately, but these reactions are only going to make matters worse. As hard as it may be, try to keep your cool and handle yourself calmly and collectively. This will keep everything copacetic and eventually, everyone will get what they need out of the settlement.

No divorce is easy to deal with, but with a little legal help and a calm state of mind, you can get through the situation as best as possible and continue to move forward.

How to Check the Status of Your Social Security Disability Claim

Have you filed a social security disability claim? Have you been waiting a long period of time to hear back about the decision of your claim? If so, you are probably getting frustrated and nervous, wondering whether or not you will receive your benefits. If you meet all of the social security disability regulations, here’s a look at how you can check the status of your claim:

  • Call the Social Security Administration office. Ask to speak to a disability claims representative.
  • Ask the representative to check the status of your claim. This individual can usually provide you with an update of your case, including where it is in the process. However, do note that the representative will not be able to provide you with a lot of information regarding the details of your claim, like when it will be handed down or whether or not there are issues causing the delay.
  • Alternatively, you could check the status of your claim online. To do so, visit the Social Security Administration’s website. You’ll need to enter a confirmation number and password, which you can receive from the SSA.