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Emily W. McBurney

Entries by Emily W. McBurney

How To Make Sure Your Divorce Lawyer Does Not Screw Up Your Retirement Benefits

(10) Comments | Posted April 12, 2012 | 12:15 PM

When you hire a divorce lawyer, there are so many things you need to worry about. Of course, you want to make sure he or she has a good reputation and didn't just start handling divorce cases the day you called for an appointment. You also want to make sure...

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What Does American Airlines' Bankruptcy Have To Do With My Divorce?

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 1:40 AM

You're so busy right now, dealing with the divorce, the kids, the holidays -- you've barely had time to catch the news. And, you've had enough bad news in your personal life lately, thank you very much, so the last thing you want to hear about is more bad financial...

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I Stayed Home to Raise Our Kids While My Ex Earned Retirement Benefits

(88) Comments | Posted October 21, 2011 | 11:35 AM

Years ago, before you had kids, you and your spouse agreed that you would stay home while the kids were young, and your spouse would continue to work outside the home. There were plenty of good reasons to do this -- it made sense for your family. Now, though, as...

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My Ex Died - Now I Can't Get the Pension I Was Awarded in Our Divorce

(13) Comments | Posted October 7, 2011 | 12:24 PM

Although many people might secretly wish their exes were dead during a bitter divorce, the reality when it actually happens is almost always horrible -- no matter how acrimonious (or amicable) the divorce. I've seen it happen during every step along the divorce path: during the divorce, immediately after the...

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My Ex Isn't Paying Child Support - How Can I Get it From His 401(k)?

(157) Comments | Posted September 16, 2011 | 3:39 AM

What can you do when your former spouse is not paying court-ordered support? Congressman Joe Walsh is only the latest in a long line of public figures who stand accused of failing to pay child support, racking up large sums in arrears owed to their former spouses. California recently announced...

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Celebrate National 401(k) Day by Protecting Yourself From Divorce Mistakes

(18) Comments | Posted September 5, 2011 | 1:32 PM

If you're in the middle of a divorce, you might not have noticed that National 401(k) Day is coming up. It does tend to get lost in the shuffle, between getting the kids back to school, vacation, and, well, just about everything else. But since dividing retirement assets may be...

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