Tag: Settlement

USA Today Says Prenups are “In”

April 08, 2010 | Blog, Prenuptial Agreements, Settlement

Icon for author Brian Vertz Brian Vertz

An article published recently in USA Today reports that prenuptial agreements are more acceptable today to couples who are engaged than at any time in the past. Nearly one-third of single adults say they would ask a significant other to sign a prenup, according to a February survey of 2,323 adults by Harris Interactive. Only 3% of folks with a spouse or fiancĂ©e have a prenuptial agreement, but that’s up […]

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Effectively Waiving Retirement Benefits in a Settlement Agreement

November 18, 2009 | Blog, Divorce, Marital Property, Settlement

Icon for author Brian Vertz Brian Vertz

During the statewide broadcast of PBI’s Family Law Update today, my colleague David Ladov asked me to post the features that a marital settlement agreement would have to contain in order to qualify as a QDRO (qualified domestic relations order). A QDRO is one of two possible ways that someone may waive his or her right to receive a share of his or her ex-spouse’s retirement benefits (the other being a beneficiary designation form).

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