There are numerous early retirement benefits a family lawyer must keep in mind when clients’ pensions are being divided.
A QDRO can be entered and must be honoured, after the death of a plan particiapnt – as long as it meets certain criteria.
Distributing an IRA in a divorce – can it be done without immediately paying taxes? A FAUXDRO may be the answer.
As an attorney for the spouse of a professional athlete, be cautious when the other side claims there is only one retirement plan. A missing retirement plan could result in hundreds of thousands of lost dollars for your client.
An actuary describes methods for addressing the coverage gap for former spouses of civil service employees who terminate CSRS service and pass away before qualifying for retirement benefits.
In addition to dividing retirement plans, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders can be applied to divorce situations involving alimony and child support, including the retrieval of child support arrearages.
Family Lawyer Magazine recently interviewed Tim Voit, pension and QDRO expert, about the role of the QDRO expert in red-flagging potential issues and reducing a family lawyer’s liability.
QDRO and pension expert Mark Altschuler discusses common mistakes when valuing defined benefit and defined contribution plans, including partial offsets and tax consequences.
QDRO expert Tim Voit and family lawyer Jordan Gerber discuss the role of the QDRO expert in discovery, red-flagging potential issues and time-bombs, and reducing a family lawyer’s liability.
For those bold enough to take on the challenge, here are some tips to help you get started on handling military retirement benefits. By Amy M. Privette, Paralegal, and Mark Sullivan, Family Lawyer Military retirement benefits are not handled in the same manner as private pension plans, which are governed by ERISA (Employee Retirement Income