Pensions

Divorce Financial Planning is Critical
to Federal Employees and Their Spouses

Divorce Financial Planning is a must for most Federal Employees going through the divorce process. Faced with similar divorce financial and tax issues that others experience, these employees have multiple employee benefits that require special research, analysis, and timely execution of divorce-related documents. Health and Life Insurance Continuing or needing to apply for FEHBP [...]

By |2017-07-31T09:50:49-05:00February 19th, 2014|Federal Employee Benefits, Pensions, TSP|Comments Off on Divorce Financial Planning is Critical
to Federal Employees and Their Spouses

What You Must Consider in Splitting Pensions in Divorce – Part 2

My September 4th post listed the two methods of dividing pensions in divorce and what information was needed to make the division. The "If, as, and when" method is the one most used by the court as it is relatively simple and judges do not need to hear conflicting testimony by valuation experts. Once [...]

By |2017-08-04T09:20:04-05:00September 30th, 2013|Pensions|Comments Off on What You Must Consider in Splitting Pensions in Divorce – Part 2

What You Must Consider in Splitting Pensions in Divorce – Part 1

When splitting a retirement pension in divorce, most times, not necessary to determine the present day value of the pension. In my experience, I have seen spouses and divorce professionals spend unnecessary time, money, and energy in this process when it is a far-gone conclusion that the pension can only be divided by sharing the benefits. [...]

By |2017-08-04T09:08:03-05:00September 4th, 2013|Pensions|Comments Off on What You Must Consider in Splitting Pensions in Divorce – Part 1

Women and Divorce – Crucial Information for a Positive Result

Men and women alike can get caught up in the emotional issues of divorce and each have their own financial issues in the process.The addition of a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ to the divorce team can help either or both understand their issues and move forward toward an equitable property divorce settlement. Depending upon [...]

By |2017-08-04T09:04:59-05:00June 24th, 2013|Alimony, Pensions, Tax Exemptions, Women and Divorce|Comments Off on Women and Divorce – Crucial Information for a Positive Result

Splitting Pensions in Divorce – What to do now to protect your interest

Splitting pensions in divorce is probably the most misunderstood yet one of the most important considerations in the divorce process. One method to divide pensions is the " as, if, and when” approach. Essentially, if and when the employee-spouse retires, the ex-spouse is paid his or her marital share of the pension on a monthly [...]

By |2017-07-31T12:24:30-05:00April 1st, 2011|Pensions|Comments Off on Splitting Pensions in Divorce – What to do now to protect your interest