The 4 Best Health Insurance Options After Divorce

Divorce brings about many fundamental changes in people’s lives, from where to live to different budget priorities. New health insurance coverage almost always comes with the territory, especially if you and your soon-to-be ex spouse have shared insurance plans. Many clients fear losing their health insurance once the divorce is final, or even before. It’s…

What to Expect from a Settlement Conference in Missouri

Divorce and other family law proceedings can take any number of confusing twists and turns. One common step is a court appearance known as a settlement conference, sometimes referred to as a pre-trial conference. What is a settlement conference, and what should you expect? The overarching purpose of a settlement conference is to identify in…

Raza & Jones, LLC Hires New Attorney

Raza & Jones, LLC is pleased to welcome Matthew “Buzz” Baumer to our legal team! Our newest attorney brings prior experience as an associate at the law firm of Brown and James. Before that, he served as a law clerk at Saville and Flint, LLC. Buzz earned his J.D. from St. Louis University Law School…

How to Protect Your Credit During Divorce

Divorce raises a host of complex emotional and financial issues. As you navigate the divorce process, it is important to have an understanding of your debts and credit accounts. Here’s what you need to know. Understand Who Is Liable There are two types of credit accounts – secured and unsecured. A secured credit account means…

Is Spousal Support (Alimony) Still Taxed as Income?

With the tax filing deadline fast approaching, divorced couples who can no longer file jointly may wonder how to handle the spousal support they pay and receive. Common questions: can the payor deduct spousal support on a federal tax return? Should the recipient include maintenance as taxable income? Until 2019, the short answer to both…