Couples in second (or more) marriages, especially those with children from previous marriages, should review their retirement plans. Certain qualified retirement plans are required to be paid as joint and survivor benefits unless the spouse has properly waived the right to receive survivor benefits. A waiver of this right prior to marriage (e.g., in a prenuptial agreement) may not be effective, since the parties are not “husband” or “wife” when they sign a prenuptial agreement. Thus, a postnuptial agreement may also be needed.
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Our team at the Elder Law Firm of Clements & Wallace has grown with the new year. Get to know our newest attorney, Keifer M. Exum. What led you to this career? My interest in practicing law is something that’s been a part of my life for a long, long time. First, I’m a nerd […]read more >
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December 10, 2020 Although the pandemic has stopped many things, the need for legal assistance is still present. Our office is fully open and we are ready to help you navigate services like long-term care planning and asset protection, wills and trusts, and Medicaid and VA benefits. Appointments can be conducted in-person in our office, […]read more >
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