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Women Business Owners Take Heed….

Did you know that incident to divorce, your divorce judge can order you to sell your business… and force you to comply? You’ve worked hard to build your business, sacrificing untold hours and enduring stress, and you’ve made it… your … Continue reading

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Top Ten Divorce Tips

Barry Weissman, CDFA, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, offers these tips to help you sidestep some common divorce-related problems.  1. Copy Your Records Before your divorce, be sure to make copies of all of your financial records. Keep them in a … Continue reading

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Sesame Street on Divorce: Little Children, Big Challenges

click here On December 11, Sesame Street premiered a 13-minute segment that deals directly with the issue of divorce. This is the first time the famous children’s show has released a segment explicitly about divorce. In 1992, the show tested … Continue reading

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Transferring IRAs Incident to Divorce

When an IRA is transferred from one spouse to the other spouse in a divorce, the interest in the IRA is treated as the recipient spouse’s IRA; the transfer between the spouses is tax-free. [IRC 408(d)(6)] Three Methods of Transferring … Continue reading

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Using Term Life Insurance to Guarantee Spousal Support: Basic Concepts

A Term Life Insurance Contract offers the simplest form of an insurance product that can grow, or be “built” as the insurance professionals say, to become a very complex product.  Term Life Insurance means the consumer is contracting with an insurance company to buy a Death … Continue reading

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Intro to Pension Plans

What are Qualified Plans?  What are Non-Qualified Plans?  What does “Qualified” Mean?  Please keep in mind this is not an in-depth discussion, just an introduction to some concepts and terminology: One way to look at Non-Qualified plans is to look … Continue reading

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Dividing Unvested Pensions and Stock Options

I found this very interestesting article citing a Minnesota divorce case addressing issues surrounding stock options that vest after the marriage is disolved: “Unvested stock options have both marital and nonmarital aspects which must be apportioned. There is a marital … Continue reading

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