Author: Gary A. Shulman
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Business & Economics
What's best for your client...present value or QDRO? See how the experts resolve this question in DIVIDING PENSIONS IN DIVORCE - the only text that translates theories into practical settlement strategies. It takes an in-depth look at the challenges you face every day - from outlining the traps and pitfalls that could limit the non-participating spouse's rights...to deciding when Social Security should be offset against the other's pension...to realizing the shortcomings of receiving offsetting assets in lieu of a QDRO. And it gives you numerous tables, models, case studies, and more.
Author: Mark K. Altschuler
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
Release Date: 2013
Value of Pensions in Divorce, Fifth Edition provides guidelines for financial advisors, divorce attorneys, and pension actuaries through every stage of the pension valuation process - from preliminary client interview to review of pension valuation reports, drafting of qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs), and cross-examination of expert witnesses. Mathematics are kept to a minimum, and legal principles and concepts of pension valuation are translated into plain English and illustrated with examples, sample court orders, and pension documents. Value of Pensions in Divorce includes detailed explanations and examples, as well as updates on standard topics. It introduces new approaches and new concepts relevant to everyday practice. It also offers practical applications of the values, allocations, and settlements of pensions in marital dissolutions. Features include: Statutory case law and references where appropriate The andquot;whyandquot; and andquot;howandquot; of pensions of all kinds Detailed actuarial valuations of pensions Sample QDROs An extensive Glossary And more!
Author: Michael G. Cochrane
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-02-28
Genre: Family & Relationships
Trusted advice to help you through your divorce or separation. Divorce doesn't have to be messy and bitter to be difficult. Even the most amicable break-ups are tough for everyone concerned. It's hard to understand and deal with the legal and financial consequences of a marriage breakdown in such an emotionally charged time. Surviving Your Divorce is the breakthrough book that takes readers past the legal jargon of divorce and offers clear and candid guidance on how to survive a divorce or separation legally, financially, and emotionally. It combines essential information about the law with practical advice on everyday issues.
Author: G. Edmond Burrows
Release Date: 2002-04-01
Whenever a marriage breaks down, the emotional toll on both parties is tremendous. But what people are usually unprepared for is the wide range of financial matters that need to be thought about when it comes to divide the couple's assets. How to Get the Most Out of Your Divorce Financially is an invaluable source of information for anyone going through the overwhelming divorce process. The book explains, in simple language: details of the law dealing with the sharing of assets how to justify a higher value for your spouse's assets, and a lower value for your own how to reduce the costs that you will incur in the process how to choose a lawyer or mediator how to identify little-known assets how to make sure that you get your share of your spouse's Canada Pension Plan payments And many more aspects of divorce that are often overlooked.
Value of Pensions in Divorce, Fourth Edition provides guidelines for financial advisors, divorce attorneys, and pension actuaries through every stage of the pension valuation process - from preliminary client interview to review of pension valuation reports, drafting of qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs), and cross-examination of expert witnesses. Mathematics are kept to a minimum, and legal principles and concepts of pension valuation are translated into plain English and illustrated with examples, sample court orders, and pension documents. Value of Pensions in Divorce includes detailed explanations and examples, as well as updates on standard topics. It introduces new approaches and new concepts relevant to everyday practice. It also offers practical applications of the values, allocations, and settlements of pensions in marital dissolutions. Features include: Statutory case law and references where appropriate The "why" and "how" of pensions of all kinds Detailed actuarial valuations of pensions Sample QDROs An extensive Glossary And more! Value of Pensions in Divorce has been updated to include: Analysis, tables, and sample valuations to reflect the new standards for pension valuation under the Pension Protection Act of 2006 and under the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) Detailed explanation of how a present value is calculated Expanded coverage of bright line vs. coverture, including a nationwide survey of bright line states and coverture states Expanded analysis of joint and survivor valuations, including detailed explanation of joint mortality Expanded discussion and case law citations of the subtraction, tracing, and coverture methods of defined contribution valuations New case studies and detailed analyses of the three valuation methods, with explanation of the time-weighted rate of return
This book provides insightful sociological analyses of Japanese demography and families, paying attention not only to national average data, but also to regional variations and community level analyses. In analyzing Japanese family issues such as demographic changes, courtship and marriage, international marriage, divorce, late-life divorce, and the elderly living alone, this book emphasizes the significance of two theoretical frameworks: the dual structure and regional variations of the community network in Japan. By emphasizing the extensive cultural diversity from one region to another, this book represents a paradigm shift from former studies of Japanese families, which relied mostly on national average data. The method of analysis adopted in the study is qualitative, with a historical perspective. The book is thus an invitation to more in-depth, qualitative dialogue in the field of family sociology in Japan. This book will be of great interest not only to Asian scholars, but also to other specialists in comparative family studies around the world.
Author: Mark E. Sullivan
Publisher: American Bar Association
Release Date: 2006-01-01
This new and comprehensive book will give you exactly what you need to understand and comply with the law. It provides an overview of the provisions for the new Bankruptcy Reform Act including new sanctions provisions in Chapter 7 cases; regulation of attorneys as debt relief agencies; heightened requirements for reaffirmation agreements.
Author: Elizabeth Walsh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-02-08
Genre: Family & Relationships
There's no such thing as an easy divorce. On top of the emotional turmoil, there are also numerous other concerns – from organising finances and splitting property, to breaking the news to children, and picking the best lawyer. This comprehensive guide shows that, with a clear-head and straight-talking advice, divorce can be swifter and easier than expected, letting you make a clean break and move on with confidence. Divorce For Dummies includes the most up-to-date information on: What to Do First When Things Start to Go Wrong Separation: A Healthy Breather or a Prelude to Divorce? Helping Your Children Get Through Your Divorce Pre-marital Agreements Same-sex and DIY divorces About the author Elizabeth Walsh is a legal expert and the Editor of Family Law, recently voted ‘Legal Journal of the Year’. Thelma Fisher is a former chair of the UK College of Family Mediators and has been involved in mediation for over twenty years.
Author: L. Marlow
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-06-29
Mediation, as a procedure to assist couples in dealing with the problems incident to their separation and divorce, is still relatively new in the United States. For the would-be practitioner, that poses certain problems. Divorce mediation cannot provide a long history of generally accepted procedures. Nor is there even a body of information to which would-be practitioners can turn for instruction or guidance. And, of course, there are no established schools that can train or prepare a practitioner to do this work. To make matters worse, the situation is likely to remain in this state for some time to come. Given this fact, it was felt that it would be useful for practitioners (even for those already engaged in divorce mediation) to have a handbook which would trace a typical mediation from its inception to its conclusion and which would provide them with the substantive informa tion they need to know in order to do divorce mediation. It is hoped that this handbook will fill this need. Having said that, however, it must be acknowledged that the purpose of this book is very much beyond that. Until now, divorce mediation in the United States has been shaped principally by such books as O. J. Coogler's Structured Mediation in Divorce Settlements: A Handbook for Marital Mediators, 1 and John Haynes' Divorce Mediation: 2 A Practical Guide for Therapists and Counselors.
Author: Linda Vanden Heuvel
Publisher: Addicus Books
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Providing accurate and objective information to help make the right decisions during a divorce in Wisconsin, this guide provides answers to 360 queries such as What is the mediation process in Wisconsin and is it required? How quickly can one get a divorce? Who decides who gets the cars, the pets, and the house? What actions might influence child custody? How are bills divided and paid during the divorce? How much will a divorce cost? and Will a spouse have to pay some or all attorney fees? Structured in a question-and-answer format, this divorce handbook provides clear and concise responses to help build confidence and give the peace of mind needed to meet the challenges of a divorce proceeding in the state of Wisconsin.