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If you are getting divorced, splitting retirement accounts is an important part of the division of assets. However, how they are divided depends on the value and nature of the asset.
The federal law that regulates employee benefits is called ERISA - the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. If you work for a private employer and have insurance (disability, health, life, etc.) or a pension/401k through work, you are likely participating in an ERISA plan.
Many times retirement plans are the most lucrative assets that involves a couple getting a divorce. This article will deal with the different times of retirement benefits, and how they can be properl
Some of the biggest tax advantages come through retirement savings. Yet, millions of people fail to take advantage of these huge tax benefits every year. Here are 6 tricks to help you this tax year: (
U.S. Tax Court has ruled that Husband who neither knew about nor authorized withdrawals made by Wife from Husband’s two IRAs is not a payee or distributee of those funds, need not include them in his
Retirement Planning: What happens to my Retirement Plans when I die?
As discussed in a previous answer, your beneficiary has the legal right to the remaining proceeds in your retirement plan at your death. Federal retirement plan laws require that, after your death, your benefi...
What exactly is a "stock option" and how can it be valued and divided under North Carolina's Equitable Distribution Statute? This article deals on with common stock option scenarios in divorce cases. Learn some practical tips and solutions to a complicated divorce problem.
Many working spouses collect stock options during marriage (especially in Silicon Valley) as a form of compensation for employment. These options are considered community property if earned, vested, and exercised during marriage. Community property will normally be acquired from ...
Pensions and Social Security both provide income to people during retirement, but they are very different programs. Employers may offer pensions to their employees, but they don't have to.
For most families, their retirement accounts are their largest asset. While Wall Street is showing signs of recovery, the housing market still suffers from losses. So, while most people are upside down in their house, their retirement accounts are increasing in value. For familie...
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