The day finally arrives. Your attorney calls you or perhaps notifies you in writing that the Divorce Decree has been handed down. At long last (maybe six months, maybe a year, maybe even three or four years) it is finally over.
Not true! In the famous words of the "political philosopher" Yogi Berra, “it ain’t over till it’s over”. The Divorce Decree (assuming no appeal) in many cases is not the end, and many important matters may still require attention before that Postnuptial Agreement or that decision obtained after a Hearing with blood, sweat and tears – the result you worked so hard to achieve – materializes.
Like many other things, the devil is in the details and taking care of the details is still required. For example, the failure to remove the ex-spouse as a primary beneficiary of life insurance issued through an employer may negate the provisions of a Postnuptial Agreement which provides that the ex-spouse should have no interest in life insurance proceeds or other property of the spouse at death. Continue Reading It Isn’t Over