Divorced? Is your Retirement Plan Beneficiary Really Who You Think it Is?

This is not a typical topic for a blog post during a holiday week, but nonetheless it is an issue of which we should all be aware. Going through a divorce can be analogous to the loss of a loved one. The emotional side-effects can be very difficult and the division of assets can be…

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The ABCs of QDROs

When a couple is going through a divorce, one important consideration is the division of assets, which frequently includes retirement assets such as 401(k)s, pensions, and other plans.  To effectuate the division of these plans, typically a specific document called a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) is required.  The individual requirements of a QDRO are…

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