Military retirement benefits differ from other government retirement benefits—and likewise, so do the timelines and eligibility rules in a divorce. If a military pension is involved in your divorce, it’s important to understand some recent changes in eligibility, how military pensions differ from other government programs, health care benefit eligibility, disability payment rules and post-divorce…

When you’re preparing to go into divorce mediation, there are certain steps you can take to help the process go smoother. Below, read about what to do and what not to do in mediation so you are ready for an effective and satisfactory mediation process. Do Get Organized As we mention in our How To…

The short answer is that you are never too old to get divorced. However, if you get divorced later in life, there may be a greater effect on your financial life. To account for this, there are certain steps you can take and factors to consider to feel more prepared for divorce at an older…

The short answer is that divorce will not affect your Social Security in negative ways. There are, however, certain circumstances that may lead to changes in the amount that you or your spouse can collect in Social Security benefits. Read on to learn more about how you or your spouse’s Social Security benefit could change…

When people plan ahead for divorce, strategizing for a comfortable retirement is often at the top of the list. You likely have a wide range of assets that will be divided in your settlement, including any retirement accounts. Your 401K is subject to equitable division in Ohio, so below we will explore how your 401K…

Divorce can be a difficult process for anyone, but it can feel especially intimidating for stay-at-home parents. There are important factors for both parties to consider during a divorce in a one-income household, but in this article we will focus on those factors that are particularly relevant for spouses who have not historically contributed to…

Some divorce settlements can be simpler than others to negotiate. Sometimes ownership of certain accounts or assets can provide more complexity and may require help when discussing possibilities for dividing your financials. One of those more difficult aspects is the division of rental properties. If you and your spouse obtained any rental properties during your…

One worry shared by many people entering into a divorce is the question of whether their spouse will take everything in the settlement or whether dividing their assets and debts will be a major financial setback. While there are certain strategies to consider to avoid this outcome, such as working with financial professionals and settling…

One way to ensure that we are serving our clients to the best of our abilities is to gather information that forms the most complete picture of your financial situation. The trust that our clients put in us, allows us to serve them better, which is why all of the information that you send us…

It is not uncommon for couples to reach an impasse in divorce settlement negotiations. Even if you and your spouse are on good terms at the point of negotiations, there are bound to be disagreements and even moments when it feels like you cannot move forward with both parties on board. Luckily, there are strategies…

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