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What Happens to Retirement Assets in a Divorce?

Posted by Adam Kozak, CFP® in Divorce and Money

Going through a divorce? You should look carefully at retirement assets. Federal law requires that participants in employer-sponsored retirement plans designate their spouse as their beneficiary unless the spouse waives this right in writing. Assuming that you and your spouse adhered to this practice, a document known as a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO), which […]

When Estate Planning and Divorce Intersect

Posted in Divorce and Money

Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust An irrevocable life insurance trust is a trust specifically designed to remove the death benefit of life insurance from your gross estate (the total dollar value of all property and assets at the time of your death). Most people fail to realize that when you own a life insurance policy, it […]

Divorce and Money

Posted by Jon D. Tanner, RFC CDFA in Divorce and Money

One of the biggest benefits of the Collaborative Divorce Process over traditional litigation is that it allows you, the parties seeking the divorce, greater flexibility in meeting the challenges of the divorce process. One example of this would be in how money and finances are addressed.  Instead of looking backward to how money flowed into […]

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