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Do you need an attorney to split retirement payments?

During a divorce case, you may have to divide many of your marital assets. Some of those assets may include your 401(k) or retirement accounts, among other investments. If that's the case, then you will likely need a qualified domestic relations order, better known as a QDRO.

The advantages of getting your alimony in a lump sum

If you're divorcing a spouse who has considerable assets, they may propose paying you spousal support in one lump-sum payment as opposed to making monthly payments over a period of years. People often prefer (if they have the means) to do that just to put the divorce -- and their spouse -- behind them and move on. They're often able to negotiate a lower amount of spousal support overall by offering a lump-sum payment to their estranged spouse.

Mesothelioma can be a terminal diagnosis

Asbestos is not used as much as it once was in the United States, which is good news since it can lead to serious health conditions such as mesothelioma or asbestosis. Each of these conditions, as well as other lung problems that can be caused by asbestos, can become life-threatening.

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