Divorce Cases Involving Social Security or Social Security Disability Income: Implications for Spousal and Child Support
Navigating Complex SSI and SSDI Rules; Structuring the Divorce Agreement to Maximize Benefits
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance to family law counsel on navigating the complexities of representing divorce clients that receive Social Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). The panel will discuss considerations when calculating alimony and child support and best practices for structuring the divorce agreement to preserve benefits.
- Explanation of social security benefits
- Derivative benefits
- Ways to structure alimony and child support considering SSI and SSDI issues
- Discovering and using information on SSI and SSDI application forms
- Structuring the settlement agreement
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How can the receipt of SSI and SSDI affect spousal maintenance and child support determinations?
- How can the receipt of alimony impact SSI and SSDI benefits?
- In what ways can the information found on SSI and SSDI application forms be used in arguing for or against support?
Seth D. Kramer, CFLS
Law Office of Seth Kramer
Mr. Kramer has been a Family Law Specialist, certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, for more than... | Read More
Mr. Kramer has been a Family Law Specialist, certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, for more than 25 years. He has lectured about many topics in Family Law for the California State Bar and the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and he has written scores of articles on complex points of Family Law for various legal publications.Close
Karen T. Kugler
McGee Kugler Family Law
Ms. Kugler practices exclusively in the area of family law. She advocates for clients on basic and complex family law... | Read More
Ms. Kugler practices exclusively in the area of family law. She advocates for clients on basic and complex family law issues, such as: spousal maintenance, child support, property division and valuation, and custody and parenting time. She is currently the Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association Family Law Section and is a frequent writer and speaker on family law topicsClose