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Can You Really Claim Social Security Benefits from Your Ex When You Retire?
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

August 29, 2022

You or your ex may qualify for 50% of the other’s Social Security benefits once retired, even if your retirement takes place after the divorce. The guidelines and rules for eligibility are strict!  Here is the breakdown on how it works: Who May Claim Social Security Benefits from an Ex? To be eligible to file a claim: You

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Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media During Divorce
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

August 29, 2022

Social media can be a terrific way to connect with family and friends. Some use it to celebrate life’s big moments, share news stories, or to express personal opinions. But did you ever consider the consequences of your social media history if you were to divorce? Your life online could be used against you! Setting your

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10 Documents for a Business Valuation in Divorce
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

August 29, 2022

A company that you, your spouse or both of you own, like any other marital asset, is subject to division in the divorce settlement. If the business is considered marital property, determining its value is the next step.  Value may be based on historical  income generation, future ability to generate income, assets held, or liquidation value.

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Parent Coordinator Helps Divorced Couples Manage Custody Disputes
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

August 29, 2022

Family courts expect divorced parents to work together in good faith to do what’s best for their children. In a perfect world, co-parents create a Parenting Plan and then not only follow it, but also remain flexible enough to solve problems and handle changes as they arise. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work that way. When acrimonious exes

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Ten Tips to Prepare for Your Deposition
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

August 29, 2022

During your divorce, you may be required to have your deposition taken. It’s part of what the rules refer to as “discovery.” A deposition is where you are asked live questions by your spouse’s attorney under oath.  If your spouse’s attorney schedules your deposition, it will be a very important part of your case. Most

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Ask These Questions Before You Tie the Knot
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

August 29, 2022

You’re in love, maybe you’re engaged to be married, and you know everything about your betrothed. Or do you? Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to see couples seeking to divorce because of issues that could have been discovered, discussed — and oftentimes resolved — before they ever walked down the aisle. So, don’t assume — ask. Reviewing important

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Child’s Best Interest: The Role of the Guardian ad Litem (“GAL”)
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

August 29, 2022

The ending of a marriage means major life changes for children as well as the parents. During legal proceedings, it is often important that the children’s best interests be heard and fairly expressed. Neither parent’s attorney may represent the child.  That is where the GAL comes in. Either parent may request that a GAL be

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Best Practices: How to Preserve Text Messages for Divorce Court
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

August 25, 2022

  Sitting down with a divorce attorney for that initial consultation is a big step. You undoubtedly have lots of questions–and maybe a feeling that you aren’t even sure what questions to ask. An experienced attorney will guide you through the process. But there are several steps you can take in advance to ensure you

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What Our Former Clients Wish They Knew About Divorce
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

August 25, 2022

Tips for current and prospective clients from former clients Hindsight is 20/20 we say, looking at our past actions that didn’t have a good outcome. In family law and divorce, it can be tough to determine the right course of action. So we asked some former clients at Jones Family Law Group to share what

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Jones Family Law Group, LLC Wins Best Lawyers® List Awards
Jones Family Law Group, LLC

August 23, 2022

The prestigious Best Lawyers in America® 2023 report produced by Best Lawyers® has given high accolades to the attorneys of Jones Family Law Group, LLC. Founding member Stephanie L. Jones was recognized for her outstanding work in the area of Family Law, marking the eighth consecutive year Jones has made the list. Associate attorney Sarah

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