Maintenance

How does my 401(k) get split in divorce?

By Joshua Stern, Divorce and Family Law Attorney When dissolving a marriage, dividing your retirement account is one of the many financial decisions you and your spouse will make. Like other wealth and assets, your 401(k) is marital property and will be split during your divorce. While it can be…

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How do I fill out a financial affidavit properly?

By Evan Compton, Divorce and Family Law Attorney In nearly every domestic relations case that involves financials, one form exists to rule them all: the financial affidavit. Maybe your attorney has just handed this blank document to you, or the Judge has just ordered the parties to complete them. Either…

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I Think My Spouse Is Hiding Money

Financial transparency is essential in a divorce. Without a complete accounting of all of the parties’ debts and assets, a court cannot properly divide the marital estate. You can’t split what you don’t know exists. The same logic applies to hidden income. It becomes much harder to calculate an appropriate…

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My Spouse Is Unemployed. How Will This Affect My Divorce?

Monetary issues represent one of the principal reasons why couples divorce, especially when one spouse works and the other does not. Typically, stress builds over the course of months or years until finally the frustrated spouse reaches his or her breaking point and initiates divorce proceedings. At that time, the…

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How Much Will I Pay In Maintenance?

I have been talking about maintenance a lot lately. Maybe there’s something in the air. I don’t know. It’s an interesting topic and one that deserves a thorough discussion. I’m going to try to answer the million dollar question “how much will I pay in maintenance?” The short and precise…

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