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Posted 1 year ago in Divorce Your Money & The Law by Janet Raasch  
Who Gets the Retirement Accounts in a Divorce?

When couples divorce, they divide up their “marital assets.” These include retirement accounts created or added to during the course of the marriage. Retirement accounts (along with the family residence) can be one of the largest components of the marital estate, and should not be overlooked. Even when retirement is a long way off, retirement accounts should be properly accounted for and valued at the time of divorce. The courts have wide powers in apportioning pension rights. There are a …

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Posted 2 years ago in Divorce Your Money & The Law by Janet Raasch  
Are You Stuck with Your Alimony Payments?

Alimony is money paid by one spouse to the other after a divorce. Today, it is often referred to as “spousal support.”  In most states, permanent spousal support is usually awarded only when one spouse has been economically dependent on the other spouse for most of a long marriage. Alimony laws in most states still allow for permanent awards, though former spouses can generally seek to modify the terms in court. In 2011, Massachusetts eliminated permanent alimony arrangements, and Florida …

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Posted 2 years ago in Child Custody and Support Divorce by Aaron Kase  
NBA Star Steve Nash Tries To Duck Child Support Payments

Basketball star Steve Nash is hoping to get out of paying child support for his three children, claiming that his ex-wife has enough money already and would spoil them with extravagent gifts. Nash currently plays point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. He is best known for being the catalyst of the high-scoring “seven seconds or less” Phoenix Suns offense in the middle of the last decade, when he won two league most valuable player awards. He also spent six years …

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Posted 2 years ago in Divorce The Internet & The Law by Ed Alpern  
Don’t Vent on Facebook or Twitter during Divorce [Video]

  During a divorce, no good can come from bad-mouthing your spouse on Twitter or Facebook. Lawyers.com journalist Ed Alpern reports on how the tools of discovery in matrimonial cases have evolved. In the past, divorce attorneys gathered information using subpoenas for witnesses and documents. But now attorneys do a lot of investigation online. Divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman, a partner at Berkman, Bottger, Newman & Rodd in New York City, advises clients not to post anything on Facebook that they …

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Posted 2 years ago in Divorce by Josh Crank  
Former Dodgers Owner’s Ex Cries Foul Over Divorce Settlement

The ex-wife of former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt scored $131 million and four homes in her divorce settlement, but now she’s telling a judge that she’s been shortchanged. That’s because Jamie McCourt believed the Dodgers assets were worth about $300 million when her divorce was finalized in 2010. Two years later, Frank sold the team — for $2.15 billion. Jamie said that Frank committed fraud by representing the franchise as worth a fraction of its actual value, and …

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