Should I liquidate my 401(k) to get back on my feet after divorce?

Divorce puts many a woman in a pretty tough spot financially. It can be hard to get your feet back under you afterwards, and it’s tempting to think of any place where you might be able to skim a little money oft the top in an attempt to reestablish some degree of normalcy. In virtually…

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Dividing Retirement Accounts in Divorce

Divorce is complicated because it touches on so many different things. Of all the things that come immediately to mind – like child custody, spousal support, and the marital residence – retirement is one of the biggest and most important elements of your divorce. Men often like to say that their retirement is their own…

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Dividing Retirement in Divorce

There’s a common misconception that, without exception, after divorce each spouse will walk away with 50% of the retirement accounts. The reality is just a teensy bit more complicated than that. You should definitely know, ahead of time, what your marital share of the retirement accounts will look like. First, let’s take a look at…

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