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The Dos and Don’ts of Dating After Divorce

When to start dating and moving on with life? That is a personal decision. For some of us, dating may be acceptable even during a separation while for others, it may be appropriate only when enough time has passed. How much time is an individual choice. This article provides some factors to consider when making the decision to date or not.

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Getting Divorced? How to Avoid Tax Pitfalls When Splitting Up Retirement Accounts

In order to divide qualified retirement assets, such as a 401(k), profit sharing plan, or defined benefit plan, a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) will be a necessary document. This article explains the tax implications when such a division is made improperly without a QDRO.  On the other hand, QDROs are not used to divide an IRA, whether a traditional IRA, Roth IRA, SEP IRA, or Simple IRA. Instead, the divorce decree must specifically lay out the terms for such a division.

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