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March 2017 Archives

Prenuptial agreements for marrying couples in New York

Prenuptial agreements are not uncommon these days as more and more couples are signing these documents either before taking their vows or adding it after the fact. Prenuptial agreements can take care of plenty of things for a married couple, even if they believe they will stay married forever. For some, a prenuptial agreement is simply a document used to settle issues that might come up in the future.

What are the marital property laws of New York?

Living in New York has its benefits, including the beautiful views the state has to offer. One thing you cannot avoid, no matter where you live, is the sad fact that divorce happens. Couples hit a wall and no amount of counseling can help save the marriage. Because of this, they file for divorce or get separated for a period. So, what are the marital property laws of New York?

Can ex-spouses still work together?

If you own a business with your soon-to-be ex-spouse in Oneida, you may be wondering if you should continue to work with your partner. Just because you are divorcing your spouse does not mean that you have to give up your stake in the business. You may already know how challenging it is for significant others to work together. Trying to keep business matters separate from personal ones is often challenging. But it may be possible for you to maintain a positive working relationship with your former partner if you take some time to plan your approach.

Pensions and offset strategies in divorce

Pensions are an important part of a person's retirement plans, especially if they have been working for quite some time. Pensions can be earned by local, state and federal employees after so many years on the job. Employees who earn pensions might have to share that pension with their spouse should they file for divorce.

Divorce filing from Scarlett Johansson sparks custody fight

The divorce filing from actress Scarlett Johansson has sparked a child custody fight. The husband of Johansson, Romain Dauriac, claims he is shocked by her filing for divorce and that he believes it is a "pre-emptive strike" in a fight for the couple's toddler daughter.

What are defined contribution plans and how do they work?

Defined contribution plans sound fancy, but they are the common retirement savings plans you come across all the time during employment. They include 401(k)s, 457s, 403(b)s and Thrift Savings Plans. These plans are typically sponsored by your employer and are called defined contribution plans because you contribute earnings to them as the employee.

What are my pension rights after divorce?

Divorce is never a pleasant topic, especially when it becomes hotly contested by one or both spouses. Many worry about how the money or assets will be divided during the divorce. One thing that really worries divorcing spouses is the division of pensions. Many wonder, what are my pension rights after divorce?

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