Financial Planning for Divorce or Widowhood

For married individuals in Connecticut and across the United States, making a financial plan for divorce or widowhood may seem unpleasant or emotionally draining. However, the lack of this type of planning can leave people at risk of severe financial problems in case of the end of a marriage. In fact, one study indicated that … Read moreFinancial Planning for Divorce or Widowhood

Receiving Social Security Benefits From an Ex-spouse

When some Connecticut couples get a divorce, one person might be able to draw Social Security retirement payments on the ex-spouse’s earnings record. However, this is only possible if the two were married for at least 10 years. It is also necessary for there to have been a disparity in income. Social Security payments are … Read moreReceiving Social Security Benefits From an Ex-spouse

GAO Report Sees Need For Greater Meatpacking Oversight

Connecticut residents and other meatpacking employees may not have access to bathroom breaks or medical treatment for injuries or exposure to chemicals. The General Accountability Office is urging the federal government to make sure that such workers have the protection they need on the job. The issue relating to a lack of bathroom breaks was … Read moreGAO Report Sees Need For Greater Meatpacking Oversight

Dividing an IRA in Divorce

When couples in Connecticut divorce, asset division is often a primary concern. In many cases, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) may be the couple’s most substantial assets. Because of their significance within the marital estate, dividing these accounts can be a complicated process. Some types of retirement accounts, such as a 401(k), can be divided in … Read moreDividing an IRA in Divorce

For 6 Years Running, Fall Protection Tops OSHA Violation List

Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a list of the most frequently cited workplace safety violations nationwide. Employees in Connecticut and other states who work in logistics, bulk transportation and other industries may be interested in knowing that fall protection leads the Top 10 Violations List for 2017 and has now done … Read moreFor 6 Years Running, Fall Protection Tops OSHA Violation List