How to divide retirement assets in a divorce

I came across a good article today that outlines how different retirement benefits could be divided in the event of a divorce. Here is a brief rundown of some of the topics discussed: What to do before you divorce – Get a copy of the summary plan description from the employer How to split up […]

Tiger and Elin to Divorce?

Coming as no surprise to anyone, it appears that Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren are definitely heading for divorce.  The Huffington Post today reported that a divorce is “100% happening.” I for one am surprised that this didn’t happen earlier.  It is so difficult for celebrities to stay together because they are always in the […]

Texas Attorney General says Gay Couple can’t Divorce

A couple that was married in Massachusetts has attempted to get a divorce in Dallas.  The judge granted the divorce, a decision which Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has promptly appealed.  Abbot claims that since Texas doesn’t recognize gay marriage, then it can’t recognize gay divorce either.  The Court of Appeals has decided to hear […]

Your Spouse wants the house – What if you are the only one on the Mortgage?

A common dilemma for many divorcing couples is how to handle the house.  In most cases, this is the largest asset that must be divided, and the mortgage is often the largest debt to be divided.  With the recent housing bubble, many couples have seen their house plummet in value, leading to decreased equity and […]

How Health Care Reform will Impact your Divorce

One of the big issues that always comes up in cases where divorcing couple is older, or where one party to the divorce is an unemployed homemaker, is health care.  In these situations, it is typical for both husband and wife to be insured together under a group plan from the employer for one of […]

Taxes and Divorce

As tax day has now come and gone, it probably would have been better for me to have written on this topic several weeks ago, but as I was hard at work on my own taxes, I didn’t get a chance to!  So, perhaps you will come across this post in 2011, before you file […]

How to proceed if your spouse won’t agree to a divorce

There are very few defenses to a claim for absolute divorce – so if you have been separated for at least one year and have properly served your spouse with the complaint for divorce, you are pretty much guaranteed that you will get a divorce – even if your spouse doesn’t want it.  Often times, […]