What Happens To My Retirement Savings After My Divorce?

Pamela worked hard to earn her retirement. In her opinion, much harder than her husband, John, who was more focused on spending rather than saving. Now that John has decided to end the marriage, Pamela dreads the idea of giving him a dime from her retirement. Let’s look at her options. Pennsylvania is an equitable … Read more

Divorce and Inheritance: What You Need to Know Before You Inherit

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When you are happily married, you may decide to place inherited assets into joint names. When your marriage is over, will you regret doing so? Before you inherit, read this. Your inheritance is your separate property whether you inherited the funds before, during or after your marriage. However, while there can be some exceptions, if you … Read more

A House Divided-Who Keeps the House in a Divorce?

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When you hear a couple is divorcing, one of the first questions people ask is “who is keeping the house?” Clients rarely ask the question that way. They more often ask, should I keep the house? Indeed, that is the better question because keeping the house is not always a good thing. Couples hardly ever … Read more

Bonuses, Divorce, and Support, Oh My! Part 2

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The topic of bonuses is so broad it can easily fill two blog posts.  In my first post about bonuses, I focused on how bonuses play into the determination of interim support and child support.  Now, I discuss how bonuses play into equitable distribution. If you are the dependent spouse, you are always better off with the … Read more