You Get The China, I Get The Tools. Who Gets The Retirement Account

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A divorce can be expensive, both financially and emotionally. Dividing assets collected over years of marriage often is the most challenging part. The procedures for splitting checking accounts, and savings accounts, are thorough and laid out with all the fine print. What about retirement savings? That depends and a couple should get educated on dividing […]

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Pet custody in NY

What You Need To Know To Keep Pet Custody In A New York Divorce

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In Pennsylvania residents may now buy ‘consumer’ fireworks but won’t be able to utilize them in cars, shoot them into vehicles or at another person. Californians won’t be able to buy ammunition without working with  an authorized merchant — even if they purchase online and in New York, pets will be treated as children. The […]

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cheating and divorce

He Cheated On Me, How Much Alimony Can I Get In New York

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The recent tax overhaul passed by Congress will reach every corner of American life — even divorce. One provision throws out a 75-year-old deduction for alimony. The new laws won’t go into effect until 2019, so anyone divorcing before then is safe. Divorce experts are worrying the change will make divorce negotiations harder and end […]

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Gay divorce

539 U.S. 558

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Problems Escalate When Legislation Lags Behind Life In a rambling, 16-thousand word decision, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that a Texas statute declaring it a crime for two people, of the same sex, to participate in specific intimate sexual conduct violated the Due Process Clause of the Constitution. Despite the length, states are still struggling […]

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Bitcoins in divorce

Cryptocurrency and High Net Worth Divorce

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Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin is a global, digital currency. A cryptocurrency doesn’t exist in the tangible world — it’s all virtual. Bitcoins move around the Internet anonymously and can be hard to trace. Users don’t need to provide names or other forms of ID as the money is banked in the cloud. Bitcoin is becoming […]

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divorce during retirement

Honey, I Shrunk The 401K

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When Lance and Cynthia Baldwin talked to their attorneys about a divorce after seven years of marriage, the first question each lawyer asked was not, “Who will get custody of the children,” it was “What will you do about the 401(k)?” In a situation which occurs often but is not understood well, a lifetime of […]

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