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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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The Separate Interest Pension

The Separate Interest Pension

{3:00 to read}  One of the more peculiar decisions that people sometimes have to make when divorcing, is whether to create what is called a separate interest pension order. This is a particular type of arrangement where the spouse who has a monthly pension plan agrees...

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Already Retired: Do You Need a QDRO?

Already Retired: Do You Need a QDRO?

{5:00 minutes to read} Recently I was consulted by two attorneys about how to handle a QDRO where the husband was already retired and the wife was still working. One of the things to note about this type of situation is that the pension that is already being paid out...

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Steven L. Abel Esq.

Steven L. Abel
Telephone: 845-638-4666
Fax: 845-634-1675
Email: steven@abelqdros.com
Mailing Address & Physical Location:
101 South Broadway
Nyack, NY 10960