Work Comp Benefits and Divorce


I asked Family Law attorney Stacy Rocheleau of Rocheleau Law Group to write a guest blog post for me on workers' compensation benefits and divorce. The Rocheleau Law Group handles divorce, child custody, and guardianship matters and offers a free legal guide. Their website is at, and phone is (702) 914-0400. This is what Attorney Rocheleau wrote:

Are you getting a divorce and wondering who will receive the income your spouse received from a work related injury?

This question is often asked and the answer can be complex. Earnings by either party could be community property, so any income received from a work related injury would need to be decided by the court in a divorce. Who receives the income will depend upon how the award is classified.

There are at least four different ways that workers' compensation benefits can be classified...

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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