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Protecting 529 savings plans during divorce

For many parents today, saving for a child's education begins before he or she is even born. With the high costs of an education unlikely to go away anytime soon, this is a prudent choice. But, what happens when parents face divorce after they've already established an educational 529 savings plan?

Trust funds and divorce: Court allows transfers to protect funds

Trusts are legal tools that can serve a number of functions. One function is to protect assets from creditors. An interesting case questions whether a spouse going through a divorce counts as a creditor. If so, is it legal for the managers of the trust, the trustees, to transfer funds to protect them from the future ex?

Three tips to keep your retirement plan on track after a divorce

Retirement is the carrot at the end of the stick. We work hard for decades and create a wonderful dream of what we will do during our sunset years. If not handled properly, a divorce can throw these plans off their tracks. Fortunately, you can take proactive steps to avoid any setbacks in your retirement plans. Three specific tips include:

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