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March 2018 Archives

Retirement planning deserves attention during divorce mediation

Getting divorced can understandably be an emotional and financially challenging experience no matter how old or young two spouses are. However, those over the age of 50 who are navigating divorce mediation or litigation face the extra task of having to support two retirement plans with assets that were intended to be part of their combined retirement savings. Those in San Francisco who are in this situation may benefit from taking the following steps.

QDRO may be needed during divorce mediation

The process of splitting up possessions can understandably be difficult during the process of dissolving a marriage in San Francisco. When retirement assets are part of the mix, this can make property division even more complicated. Below is an explanation of what to expect when addressing employer-sponsored retirement assets during negotiation or divorce mediation.

Millennials should have a will, too

Someday, we’re all going to die. This may be hard to fathom if you are a 25- or 30-year-old millennial, healthy and apparently invincible. Still, you shouldn’t be reluctant to deal with talking about death and creating a will. Where do you want the money in your bank account to go? Who should administer your social media accounts once you’re dead? Who will get your top secret recipe for avocado toast?

Child custody and support issues can complicate divorce

Going through a marital breakup can naturally be overwhelming for two adults due to the financial and emotional challenges involved. However, the process becomes even more complicated for those having to navigate child custody and support as well. A couple of tips may help parents who are going through divorce in San Francisco.

Bitcoin complicating divorce mediation, divorce trials

Marital breakups in the United States, including in San Francisco, are becoming increasingly complicated due to the rising popularity of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. These types of virtual currencies are virtually unregulated. As a result, they may be misused to circumvent divorce law, which would impact the outcome of divorce mediation sessions or a divorce trial.