Can My Ex Keep Me From Getting My Pension? [Video]
In a divorce, is a spouse entitled to any part of the other’s pension? How does one go about addressing the pension benefits in a divorce? Pension benefits are covered by ERISA. Read this week’s client story to find out
My Pension Plan Wants Me to Pay For Its Mistake [Video]
Did you know that ERISA plan administrators can claim they made a mistake many years before and then expect the person receiving the benefit to bear the cost of that mistake? Watch this week’s client story on how a former
Are Your Retirement Benefits Slip-Sliding Away?
Mr. Earl Bryant, a retired VP of Human Resources for General Electric has recently learned a hard lesson from a federal court in Georgia. The Lesson? His former employer, which is the plan administrator, can state misleading information in a
Are You Holding a Hot Potato?
Most lawyers know that an ERISA benefit claim is similar to a breach of contract action. The Supreme Court has said as much in Firestone v. Bruch. As a result, most lawyers also assume that there is plenty of time
About Your Pension Plan
For Americans across the United States, pensions provide a valuable and irreplaceable source of income. Each state has it’s own plans and procedures, and Mississippi is no different. Do you know the ins and outs of your pension and retirement
The Alabama Pension Debate
Turn on the nightly news, and it is likely you will hear at least one story about the “pension crisis” in Alabama. There are proponents on both sides, and each insists that their facts and statistics are the absolute end-all—case
Your Rights in Retirement
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was passed in 1974, and since then it’s been amended numerous times to encompass the changing landscape of American retirement rights, including disability benefits, pension plans, benefit claims and other worker’s rights. One
Ensure Your Spouse is Cared For After Your Death
For many people, one of their main concerns when planning their retirement is how to ensure their spouse or other survivors are cared for in the event of their passing. It’s a sad reality, but one that smart retirement planners