Properly Address 401(k) Plan Loans in Divorce

Friday, Jun 25th 2021 | Mary Salisbury | Divorce

Participants in a defined contribution retirement plan (the most common of which is a 401(k) plan) at work often have the ability to take out a loan from their account balance. These...

Disability and Splitting Military...

Friday, Jun 11th 2021 | Mary Salisbury | Divorce

Dividing pensions in divorce is complex enough, but military retirement pay (military pensions) adds another layer of complexity. There is a lot of confusion about the “disability”...

What Is Fair When It Comes to Alimony?

Friday, May 14th 2021 | Mary Salisbury | Divorce

Public policy as it relates to alimony or spousal support is to follow laws seen to be fair to both spouses. However, what is “fair” is subjective and public policy often does not align...

Keeping the Marital Home? What Is the...

Friday, Apr 30th 2021 | Mary Salisbury | Divorce

So often in my divorces, the wife/Mom wants to keep the marital home. Usually, it’s to keep the kids in place, but we women are the nesters so we tend to have more of an emotional...

Former Spouse Military Medical Benefits

Friday, Apr 16th 2021 | Mary Salisbury | Divorce

TRICARE is a generous and valuable health insurance plan provided to the military. The cost of private insurance for an older individual can easily reach over $10,000 per year. A former...

How Divorce Can Affect Your Friendships

Friday, Mar 19th 2021 | Mary Salisbury | Divorce

One of the most difficult aspects of divorce is that you are not only losing your spouse, but often you can lose friends as well, because some people feel like they must pick a side. ...