What if my spouse dies before our divorce is final?

It’s a difficult situation, to be sure, but it is a fact of life that your soon-to-be ex-spouse may conclude your divorce proceedings earlier than expected if they pass away while the divorce is pending.  It is not common, but what do you do if this happens to you? First of all, you have to … Read more

How to divide retirement assets in a divorce

I came across a good article today that outlines how different retirement benefits could be divided in the event of a divorce. Here is a brief rundown of some of the topics discussed: What to do before you divorce – Get a copy of the summary plan description from the employer How to split up … Read more

Taxes and Divorce

As tax day has now come and gone, it probably would have been better for me to have written on this topic several weeks ago, but as I was hard at work on my own taxes, I didn’t get a chance to!  So, perhaps you will come across this post in 2011, before you file … Read more