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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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How to protect your finances during divorce

The emotional difficulties associated with a divorce are fairly well known. If you have a family member or friend who has been through a divorce it’s likely that he or she has spoken to you ...
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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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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

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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The division of military benefits in a Texas Divorce, Part Two

In yesterday’s blog post from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, we introduced the topic of retirement accounts and how the funds within them are divided in a divorce. Today we will continue that ...
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How to handle a high net-worth divorce in Texas

Divorce is a complicated and difficult process no matter what kind of case yours is. Many people have somewhat “typical” divorces that involve a husband and wife who each work and earn an ...
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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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Be Careful What Forms You Use or Sign in a Texas Divorce

Many people are scared to use a lawyer in a divorce because they think their situation is too simple or easy to justify paying for a divorce lawyer to provide help and guidance. What many potential ...
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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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Will My Spouse Get Part of My Retirement in Our Texas Divorce?

One of the things my client or potential clients are often concerned about during their Texas divorce is their retirement accounts. They want to know if they are going to be able to keep their ...
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Texas Divorce and Retirement & Employment Benefits by the Numbers

For many spouses going through divorce, the largest and most complex community assets are the retirement accounts and other employment benefits. Three of the most common types of retirement accounts ...
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