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You Get The China, I Get The Tools. Who Gets The Retirement Account

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A divorce can be expensive, both financially and emotionally. Dividing assets collected over years of marriage often is the most challenging part. The procedures for splitting checking accounts, and savings accounts, are thorough and laid out with all the fine print. What about retirement savings? That depends and a couple should get educated on dividing retirement accounts when divorcing.
As Forbest points out, governing bodies at different levels — state, federal & local — treat property different. Some states (more...)

Can An Orange County Divorce Destroy Your Retirement?

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By Gerald A. Maggio, Esq.
When you have finally made up your mind to get a divorce, it is likely that you may not think too much about how it can have an impact on your retirement. However, it is an extremely valid matter to think about. Insured Retirement Institute conducted a study which observed that about 24 percent of the divorced couples who are born after World War II felt their condition will deteriorate after retirement because of (more...)

Divorce After 50 – How is it different?

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It is undisputed. Baby boomers are divorcing at an historic pace. While divorces among married couples has gone down slightly over the past twenty years, from 1990 thru 2010 it has nearly doubled for couples over the age of 50. Over 600,000 people 50 years old and older got divorced in 2010, and the rate of divorce was 2.5 times higher for those in remarriages than with people ending their first marriage. Experts conclude that more people (more...)

Can I Go After My Husband’s Stock Options and RSUs in a Divorce?

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In the past, stock options were primarily an award for a company’s top management team. In the past few decades, however, stock options and RSUs have become a much more common employee incentive, and the National Center for Employee Ownership estimates that “since the late1980s, the number of people holding stock options has increased nine-fold.” If your husband has stock options or RSUs in his company, these options are valuable assets that you CAN and (more...)