Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Importance of Understanding the Type of Plan

Dividing a pension starts poorly when the parties — particularly the nonparticipant and his or her lawyer — fail to understand the type of plan to be divided. Generally, marital settlement agreements refer to the parties’ “retirement plans,” but do … Continue reading

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Trading a Pension for the House – Offsetting the Pension

More than twice as many men as woman have pension plans, and the benefits for men are generally much larger than those for woman who have very often been in and out of the workforce rearing children. Women, therefore, find … Continue reading

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Early Retirement Subsidies – A Fair Share of the Pension

Approaching the so-called Golden Years, many couples dream of the prospect of taking early retirement without drastic reductions in the benefits. Many pension plans offer early retirement incentives to eliminate older workers who have peaked and replace them with younger, … Continue reading

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