Cancer Patients Dealing with Divorce

Understanding how the ownership of property post divorce may affect insurance benefits available and estate planning is an important long term consideration when it is known a party is suffering from a life threatening illness. The extent that Courts may consider the health of the parties when making a property determination, fluctuates by State, though prudent counsel should always be mindful of this consideration. As to Custody, the Courts will consider the health of the parties and their respective ability to care for the children.

The parties and their counsel should carefully investigate and consider these matters when proposing settlements, making proposed findings to the Court, and examining the best interests of the children.