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Completing the Divorce- Handling Retirement and Avoiding Last Minute Problems

A Qualified Domestic Relations Order ( QDRO ) is the key to your being able to turn a Divorce Decree which provides you the right to access a portion of your ex-spouse’s retirement benefits into ...
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Social Security Retirement Benefits and Divorce

If you are divorced but were married to your spouse for ten or more years you are potentially eligible for spousal benefits through Social Security. However, there is more to this eligibility than ...
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Retirement Benefits and Divorce, Concluding Thoughts

As long as we’re talking about one unpleasant subject, namely divorce, we may as well talk about another, namely death. A good question to ask yourself is what happens to your share of the ...
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In what ways is a retirement plan divisible?

Once you have figured out what retirement plans are in place for you and your spouse, collected information from each and provided that to your attorney, you will need to know how a retirement plan ...
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Retiring with security after a Divorce

If you are going through a divorce and have no children then your financial future should be at the top of any list of concerns that you have to go into the process. While there are assuredly ...
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Dividing a Pension in your divorce

If you or your spouse have worked for a company or more likely a public entity for an extended period of time it is likely that either of you has a pension that has been made available to you for ...
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Proceeding into Divorce aware of risks regarding retirement division, Part Two

Learn about social security benefits and their effect on your divorce Attorneys are great at courtroom advocacy and knowing the ins and outs of the law. That much should be a baseline for what your ...
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Proceeding into Divorce aware of risks regarding retirement division

When you decide to file for divorce and select an attorney to help guide you through the process and advocate for your rights along the way the most powerful tool you have at your disposal is your ...
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Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and your Divorce: Taxes and General Information

If you are in the beginning stages of your divorce it’s likely that you have numerous questions about how your case is going to proceed. How much is it going to cost you in attorney’s ...
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Social Security division in a Divorce

Most working people in our country are aware that as part of the taxes taken out of your pay, part goes towards social security taxes. What fewer people realize is that the amount of money we stand to ...
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Considering whether to move out of the home after a divorce is filed? Read this blog first

The decision as to whether or not to move out of your marital home after your spouse has filed for divorce from you is one of the most important decisions you will make in your divorce. Issues related ...
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High asset divorces and their affect on Golden Years Divorces

If you are in your “ Golden Years ” and are considering a divorce then you can count yourself among those with concerns about what will happen to your property when it is split upon the ...
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Unique considerations to make for Over-Fifty Divorces

From my experience as an attorney with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, I can say that the age range of clients we have that are getting divorces is pretty staggering. I have worked with a client who ...
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The Impact of International travel, Passports and Children on Divorce in Texas

Travel, especially international travel, is one of the more highly contested parts of a divorce. In an international city like Houston, many of the people in our community have family living in other ...
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What to think about prior to filing for divorce in Texas

All marriages go through difficult times. This is an unavoidable consequence of choosing to spend your life with another person. The decisions that you and your spouse make (or fail to make) will have ...
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What to do when your divorce is final in Texas

After going through the entire process of deciding you want a divorce, hiring an attorney, going through with the divorce and finally signing on the dotted line it is understandable to want to take a ...
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Paying for college after a divorce

If you are going through a divorce or are beginning the process right now then there are probably a lot of immediate considerations on your mind. How are you going to pay for your divorce? How long is ...
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Will Social Security Benefits play a substantial role in my Texas Divorce?

Divorce is no longer an endeavor for the young. So-called,” Gray Divorces ” are on the rise around the country and Texas is no exception. As the number of these divorces increase so do ...
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Splitting retirement accounts in a Texas Divorce

If you’re considering a divorce from your spouse or have just begun the process then the end of your divorce may seem like a distant dream. While it’s true that a divorce doesn’t ...
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The United States Supreme Court Answers a Question about Military Retirement Benefits

In May 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled upon an issue that has to do with how military retirement is decided in a military divorce. The case is called Howell v. Howell and in its ...
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Key Elements of a Divorce for persons over the age of 50

If you are a person who is over the age of fifty and considering a divorce there are factors for you to consider beyond those that younger persons would need to think about. What sort of ...
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Why are Retirement Funds Important in a Texas Divorce?

When parties enter into divorce proceedings in Texas it is not only the children, the house and their bank accounts that are issue- it’s also their retirement accounts. The Houston divorce ...
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Can I Keep My Retirement in a Texas Divorce?

One of the first homework assignments we give our clients who are going through a divorce in Houston, Texas, is to gather all the information you can regarding your retirement accounts such as: the ...
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10 Most Popular Texas Divorce Blogs of 2016?

Good divorce advice is like an umbrella when it rains. You need it when you need it. When you do not need it, you will hardly notice it. For this reasons you may have missed some of my most popular ...
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7 Tips for Divorcing After Age 50 in Texas

Our office has handled and seen divorce from almost every age range. We have helped every from 18-90. It may seem surprising to see couples over the age of 50 going through a divorce especially when ...
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