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Social Security and Divorce

Social Security and Divorce

{2:30 minutes to read}  Social Security retirement benefits are not treated in the same way pensions, 401(k)s and all other retirement plans are treated. In fact, the rules surrounding Social Security specifically state they cannot be divided up as if they were...

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Some Plans Do Not Accept QDROs

Some Plans Do Not Accept QDROs

{3:00 minutes to read}  A while ago, The Huffington Post featured an article with this headline: "How to make sure your divorce lawyer does not screw up your retirement benefits." That surely should have gotten a little more attention than it did. One of the key...

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QDRO: Trading Different Kinds of Assets

QDRO: Trading Different Kinds of Assets

{3:00 minutes to read}  Even though I'm in the business of drafting and writing QDROs, many times a QDRO can be avoided by the trading of different kinds of assets. There are some pitfalls to be aware of, however, and things to watch for in this particular area. The...

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Don’t Wait to Prepare a QDRO

Don’t Wait to Prepare a QDRO

{4:00 minutes to read}  People often want to know if there is any problem waiting to prepare the QDRO because they are not planning to retire for many years. And the answer is: it's about the worst idea there is. Last month, a woman came to me who had been divorced in...

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