Misunderstanding the Type of Retirement Plan to Be Divided in a Divorce:

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This is probably one of the most common mistakes in settlement agreements and even final judgments, since often times attorneys prepare the final judgment which the judge simply signs. It often erroneously states “retirement plan” without ever defining the type of plan(s) to be divided. Retirement plans can be defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans or some type of hybrid. …

Splitting Up Military Retirement Accounts

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Today you may not think twice about splitting military retirement benefits during a #divorce. But it wasn’t always that way. A 1981 U.S. Supreme Court decision, McCarty v. McCarty, actually precluded state courts from dividing military retired pay as an asset of the marriage. In response, Congress passed the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA in 1982. This legislation specifically …

22 Divorce Experts Share What They’ve Learned About Divorce –

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No matter your status…thinking about divorce, going through a divorce or moving on after a divorce, there will be work to be done on your part. Your own words, actions and thoughts undoubtedly play a role   If you’ve made the decision to divorce your first priority should be creating a process that is beneficial to all parties involved. According …

8 Things No One Ever Tells You about Divorce

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 Source: Divorce 360  8 Things No One Ever Tells You about Divorce       When you decide to divorce, it’s almost as if you’ve entered a club with a super-secret handshake…only no one is quite certain how to do it. So we asked the divorce360.com community what  they wished they had known before they decided to file for divorce. From …

40 Secrets Only Divorce Attorneys Know

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The Divorce process is a stressful process that can easily bring out the worst in people. Some people even see divorce as a way to seek revenge on a spouse by seizing money and assets. Although divorce can get you out of an unhappy marriage, it can also milk you for all you are worth if you don’t know your …

10 assets you might forget to include in your divorce

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Often the divorcing couple doesn’t remember they have these items, or doesn’t consider them to be assets. When you’re working through your divorce settlement, deciding who gets what, you are likely focusing on major considerations: house, cars, retirement accounts, investments. While these items are clearly important, many other assets are easily overlooked. Often the divorcing couple doesn’t remember they have …

Don’t Forget These Marital Assets in Your Divorce Settlement

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Divorce marks the end of one chapter of your life and the beginning of another, and odds are, you’ll look back at this time and see it as a positive turning point in your life. However, before you achieve that perspective, there’s plenty to go through – and much of that comes down to finances. Financially speaking, divorce is mostly …