Invasion of Your Ex’s Retirement Account for Unpaid Child Support, Alimony, College Costs, and Related Fees

Almost everyone who has gone through a divorce knows that QDROs (qualified domestic relations orders) are used to divide specific retirement assets between spouses in a divorce. And, “some people” who have gone through a divorce have also...

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Distinguishing Between Defined Contribution Plans and Defined Benefit Plans for Purposes of Dividing the Marital Estate

One shortcoming of the family law system in the division of marital assets is that all assets that fit within the “pot” for equitable distribution in the event of a divorce are assigned a fixed value and treated equally (including...

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Dissipation (Waste) of Marital Assets – Knowing Your Rights

In a divorce, can you recoup monies “pissed away” by a spouse on things unrelated to the marriage or can you hold a spouse accountable for specific debts incurred in advance of a divorce filing? Or, what if your spouse hid assets during...

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