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Divorcing Spouses Urged To Ensure Retirement Fund Rights

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Divorcing spouses need a special court order to protect their right to tap a partner’s retirement benefits, the Pension Rights Center said Wednesday.

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I’m getting divorced: What is a qualified domestic relations order and why should I care?

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A retirement plan can be the largest asset in a marriage. Nonetheless, retirement plans are often forgotten or overlooked during divorce, in part because divorce is so complicated and in part because a divorce can occur years before retirement

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Got a pension? Act now to save it

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If you were among the 15.7 million private-sector workers with a traditional defined benefit pension plan in the U.S. in 2012, now might be good time to stop counting your blessings.

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No divorce means widow is entitled to husband’s pension

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Maureen contacted the Mid-America Pension Rights Project with a unique issue. Upon her husband’s death in 2005, she was told that she wasn’t entitled to a share of his pension because the plan had no record that her husband was married.

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Keep an Eye on Finances During a Divorce

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Divorce at any age will send tremors through your finances. But when it comes later in life, it's sure to upend even the best-laid financial plans.

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"I am not Margaret Mead" [VIDEO]

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Karen Friedman appears in this video about women and retirement that the Service Employees International Union created for Women's History Month.

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Spouse’s Consent Is Required to Change Retirement Account Beneficiary

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Why does a married person who has certain kinds of accounts have to get his or her spouse’s permission to change the beneficiary of those accounts?

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Got Pension Questions? Get Free Help

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For free legal advice and support about your retirement plan, turn to this counseling program

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Women Seen Living Retirement in Poverty at Higher Rates Than Men

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Women age 65 and older live in poverty at higher rates than men even as more of them participate in employer-sponsored retirement plans, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office study.

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How Divorcing Women Should Handle Retirement Accounts and Pension Plans

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When you’re a woman who’s 50+ and divorcing, there’s no question that retirement accounts, pension plans and social security will factor significantly into your divorce settlement agreement –but even if you’re not nearing retirement age, the same is likely true.

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