Divorce and Disability. Very often in cases individuals have had a medical problem or injury at work where they are temporarily or permanently disabled. It is important that if they are going to be divorced that they have proof of disability whether it be temporary or permanent so that the parties may be able to determine issues of alimony or spousal support and other issues such as child custody and child support where the disability and the income being received impacts the overall settlement. If there is temporary disability, the parties will have to in any matrimonial settlement agreement have a clause that deals with the alternatives depending on whether or not the disability becomes permanent or for how long the disability lasts. If it is permanent disability proofs of being categorized as permanently disabled will have to be obtained for the other side. If the party has just filed for disability and just been examined, that too will have to be accounted for in any settlement. If you have suffered a temporary disability or permanent disability and are getting divorced, call us at 732-390-0480 or 201-242-1119 for a free consultation. Nights and weekend appointments are available. Ask us about our flat fees for limited uncontested divorces.
Mar 29, 2016 @ 05:15 PM — by Michael Green