What can you not do during divorce mediation?
Don’t hide behind someone else and expect the best possible outcome. Do NOT hide assets. If you lie, you’re setting yourself up from so many headaches. Honest financial disclosure is part of the trust building required to make mediation work.
How do I protect my retirement in a divorce?
Protecting Your Money in a DivorceHire an experienced divorce attorney. Ideally, this person will emphasize mediation or collaborative divorce over litigation. Open accounts in your name only. Sort out mortgage and rent payments. Be prepared to share retirement accounts.
Can I get half of my husband’s pension in a divorce Texas?
The family laws in Texas have it that a pension that has been earned by you or your spouse during the course of your marriage is considered to be a part of the community estate. This means that the pension is largely subject to being divided up in your divorce- either by a judge or by you and your spouse in mediation.
Are IRAs considered marital property?
Retirement accounts are marital property, which means they are subject to equitable distribution. Depending upon the length of the marriage, the funds deposited in the retirement account(s) before the marriage are reserved to the individual who brought them into the marriage rather than being divisible.
Are inherited IRAs protected from divorce?
But here’s the thing. It’s being done anyway. Courts have allowed the inherited IRA to be split up in divorce (with a court order pursuant to a divorce agreement), and the IRA custodians are accepting the transfers of the inherited IRA funds, probably because they don’t want to defy a court order.