Dividing Retirement Benefits on Divorce

2017-06-19T14:25:00+00:00 June 19th, 2017|

By Carla McKain, Esq. When spouses separate or divorce and divide their assets, one or more retirement plans are usually involved. If these plans are sponsored by a private employer, they are governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. ERISA requires that these benefits only be used for the participants of those

Ethics Corner

2017-06-19T14:24:08+00:00 June 19th, 2017|

by Brad Rudin Appearance of Impropriety The DA found himself in the position of prosecuting a former ADA and other law enforcement officials for misdemeanor-level crimes related to the exercise of their official functions. People v. Fountain, 2016 WL 7409853 (Rensselaer County Court 2016). These defendants were political rivals of the DA; they moved for