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Understanding the SECURE Act of 2019: Significant Changes Impact Retirement and Estate Planning

By: Scott Emery , Maria Pitner | January 15, 2020
Retirement Benefits, Wills & Trust Agreements

On December 20th, the SECURE Act – Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 – was signed into law. The new legislation, which took effect January 1, 2020, brings significant changes to account holders and beneficiaries of individual retirement accounts (Traditional and Roth IRAs) and employer-sponsored retirement plans.

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Waiver of Retirement Benefits in Antenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

Waiver of Retirement Benefits in Antenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

By: Alan Eidsness , Lisa Spencer | Minnesota Lawyer | November 27, 2013
Divorce Settlements, Retirement Benefits

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals recently determined that broad provisions for the waiver of retirement benefits in antenuptial and postnuptial agreements are ineffective if the terms lack strict conformity with 29 U.S.C. §1055(c)(2)(A) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Family law attorneys Alan C. Eidsness and Lisa T. Spencer discuss the Court’s decision […]

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