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Married 32years, husband wants out, filing bankrupty. 2 pensions his, am i entiltled to some on one pension, still married?

Las Vegas, NV |

One pension paying mortgage until filed, will move out of house after bankrupty completed. Will he have right to take all pension or am I entitled to some on one pension still married to him?

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This not really a bankruptcy question - you need the assistance of a divorce attorney. Bankruptcy does not really adjust your rights you may have in his pension.

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William Devine, II

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You should retain a good domestic relations attorney to assist you in a fair and equitable division of assets and to explore what amount of maintenance may be appropriate, if any.


Nevada is a community property state. This means that everything acquired during the marriage, with very few exceptions (i.e. inheritence kept separate, peronal injury settlement kept separate) is presumed community property -- assets and debts -- and subject to EQUAL division. If you are able to dispose of your debts in the bankruptcy, all that will be left is dividing, equally, the assets and determining whether or not spousal support is appropriate. You need to consult with a divorce attorney in your geographic area, NOW, to ensure you are protecting your claims and understand the process.

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Your right to receive a portion of a spouse's pension will be determined by the divorce court. If you file bankruptcy, you must be sure to schedule this asset in your petition and claim an exemption to protect your interest. Hope this perspective helps!

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