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Understanding Elderly Divorce

For various reasons, the divorce rates among the elderly are on their way up. This article explores the reasons for this phenomenon and the impact on the adult children and property rights.

By:Steven Fernandez| February 10, 2017 | (0) Comments |

Bullied During Divorce: 3 Ways to Stay Empowered Through This Life Transition

Bullying doesn’t just happen on the playground. Many people feel bullied during divorce, either by their spouse, their spouse’s attorney, or the court system.


Division of Retirement Benefits in Divorce: The How, Why and When of QDROs

A QDRO is a legal order that needs to be included in a divorce agreement and allows a divorced spouse to receive all or a portion of a qualified retirement plan from their ex-spouse.

By:Donna M. Cheswick| September 07, 2016 | (0) Comments |

4 Common Divorce Regrets – and How to Avoid Them

While a divorce can greatly affect you emotionally, it can also impact you financially. As you go through the divorce process, remember that the decisions you make now will have long-term effects on your future.


Beware of 'Double Dipping' When Valuing a Business During Divorce

Valuing a business is complicated. Throw divorce into the mix and you run the risk of counting the value of the business twice -- once when the marital estate is divided and again when support is awarded. The concept is called "double dipping", and practitioners need to be aware of the concept to make sure their clients don't pay more than their fair share in their divorce.

By:Walter Reed| May 30, 2016 | (0) Comments |

QDROs and the Division of Retirement Benefits

The longer a marriage goes on, the more assets each party accumulates. While you are working, there is a strong chance you will acquire retirement benefits either by the contributions of your employer or your own. Retirement benefits in California may be treated as income, so if you get a divorce late in life, the benefits you worked hard to receive upon retirement may be subject to a property division in a divorce proceeding. Before discussing a unique type of legal procedure that can protect your earned benefits, below is an overview of some of the retirement benefits available in California.

By:Hossein Berenji| May 08, 2016 | (0) Comments |

Divorce in New Jersey: How Are Assets Divided Under Equitable Distribution?

One of the most frequently asked questions during a divorce consultation and through the divorce process pertains to the division of marital assets, also known as equitable distribution.


Tax Planning for Retirement Plan Distributions Between Divorcing Couples

Distributions from qualified retirement vehicles made in the context of divorce negotiations could have unintended tax consequences if not structured properly.

By:Walter Reed| February 04, 2016 | (0) Comments |

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