Question #87

 In the state of New York, what is the laws concerning retirement related issues. My husband and I have been married for 30 years…..how much am I entitled to? Advise please! Thanks
 

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Question #121

My father resides in and works for NY state. My mother had an affair and has not been in the home for 2.5yrs. What laws, if any, protect my father and his retirement fund after the divorce?
 

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Question #325

Hi, I am hoping you can answer a question for me—first, a brief history. My husband and I had four children and then separated after being together for 19 years (married for 17). We have been separated for 18 years and are finally getting a divorce. I see in the papers (he sent over for me to sign) it mentions his retirement fund being his separate asset and that maintenance was not ordered. Before I sign these papers, I am curious and would like to find out if I am entitled to anything considering how long we’ve been separated (not legally separated). By the way, I live in Washington state. I would like to know if I would be entitled to spousal maintenance, part of my husband’s retirement fund, or inheritance he just received due to his mother passing away. Any advice you can give me is much appreciated. Thank you for your time, and have a beautiful day.
 

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Question #295

I have been married for 27 years, but my husband and I have been separated for about 18 years. My husband lives in the state of NY, retired military, and now works for the department of defense. I live in Georgia, where my husband and I decided we would settle down after he retired. He went overseas, and when he returned, he made one excuse after another why he was not able to come home to stay. It was always something with the job. When he retired, he got a position on the installation where he worked as a soldier. Then his excuse was he couldn’t find a job in Georgia. I have always worked part-time as I raised out daughters who are now 22 and 25 years old and in college. We are currently in the process of getting a divorce, and we both have attorneys. This is not something I wanted, but my husband has made it clear now that he is not committed to this marriage even though he had been helping financially every since he has been gone. He has admitted to being in a relationship and having a 15-year-old son. He has offered me $1,600.00 a month for ten years and a life insurance policy. My attorney feels that’s a good offer in that we have been separated for a long time. I don’t think this is a fair offer, and I know what the entitlements are in that we have been married for over 10 yrs while he was in the military. What are the laws in NY with marriage and separation? We are not legally separated. Does the time we have been separated affect what I am entitled to through the military?

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Question #330

This is a question for my partner, who I have a son (5) from and who I have been with for six years. He was married for 21 years and has been legally separated for about seven years. He did not complete the divorce because his EX wife walked away and refused to sign the papers. They had a house in Westchester that went to Foreclosure. Today, he is retired and has his IRA, pension, and 401. My question is if he is not divorced and just legally separated, is she entitled to any money? And if he takes money out of his IRA, or pension, does he need her signature. We are trying to start the process of just the paperwork for the divorce, but we don’t know where to turn to, we need guidance on so many levels. Thanks.

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