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A QDRO is a Special Document for Dividing Retirement Accounts in Divorce

A QDRO (“Qualified Domestic Relations Order”) is a document that tells a retirement account administrator how they should divide a retirement account. Even if you are divorced and your divorce agreement explains how to divide a retirement account, a retirement account administrator will not take money out of a person’s retirement account unless they are given a QDRO.

Calculating the Present Value of a Pension for Division of Marital Property

There are two ways of dividing a pension in divorce. The future stream of payments can be shared or the pension participant can "buy out" the spouse at the time of divorce and keep 100% of the future payments. In order to "buy out" a spouse, you must calculate an actuarial present value of the pension.

Advantages of Online Divorce Mediation

Online divorce mediation has several advantages over in-person meetings: it is much more convenient, it facilitates collaborating on documents, it can ease the intensity of emotions, and it gives couples a wider choice of mediators.

Dividing a 401(k) in Divorce

A 401(k) is a common asset that has to be divided in a divorce. In many cases, the 401(k) is one of the more valuable assets. Individuals often work their whole career trying to build up their 401(k) balance so that they can retire. However, in a divorce, the 401(k) often ends up divided as part of the property division process.

Many Custody Cases Being Complicated by Schools Not Reopening

August is always a tough month for parties going through divorce or custody disputes. In many cases, parties have trouble agreeing on where the children will go to school. Even further, these custody cases are being complicated by schools not reopening due to COVID-19.

Co-Parenting Has Many Benefits

Co-parenting, otherwise known as having both parents play an active role in their children’s daily lives, is by far the best way to ensure that all your children’s’ needs are met

How To Improve Communications With Your Co-Parent

It goes without saying that consistent, peaceful, and purposeful communication with your ex-spouse is essential to the success of your custody arrangement in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Ways To Make Transitions And Visitation Easier For Your Children

Although transitions are now part of your life and the lives of your children, there are a few things that you can do in order to make them a bit easier on your kids.

What You Need to Know About Harassment Restraining Orders in Minnesota

This article is a helpful summary of what you need to know when it comes to harassment restraining orders in the state of Minnesota including: how to defend against a harassment restraining order, what are the collateral consequences of a harassment restraining order, and who can get a harassment restraining order.

Contemplating Divorce? Protect your credit now!

Contemplating Divorce? These are the steps you can take now to protect your credit.

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