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Retirement plans can be major issues for older couples

One major issue that older couples who are going through a so-called gray divorce or legal separation may face involves retirement plans. Even when both spouses have had long-term careers, they may still be relying on each other's resources for retirement. Thus, a late-in-life divorce could be a fearful prospect in that, if not handled properly, the fallout could mean a senior has to choose between financial hardship and having to work late into life.

Review of family law issues with retirement plans

Many people in the Dayton area have retirement plans. Some have wealth stored in 401(k)s or other self-contribution plans, which have become more and more common in the private sector over the recent decades. However, employees in the area may also be entitled to a pension. Military members frequently receive pensions after their careers, and others in the civil service and other government jobs, as well as a handful of employees in private business, may also draw pensions.

How will offshore bank accounts be handled in a divorce?

Someone who watches movies or television regularly may have the impression that there is something inherently illegal or sneaky about an offshore bank account. The reality, however, is that an offshore bank account is perfectly legal; it is simply a bank account held in an institution outside of one's own country.

How does a QDRO work?

One of the most valuable assets that a Dayton, Ohio, couple may have between them is their respective retirement plans, such as 401(k)s, pensions and the like. Those who regularly contribute to these plans can amass tens of thousands of dollars as they get closer and closer to retirement.

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