Pre-nuptial Agreements

If you are divorced, or you advise clients who are divorced, this is important. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) takes precedence over the Pennsylvania statute that removes divorced spouses as beneficiaries. What this means is that unless your employer’s plan contains a provision to

It sounds like something out of a Jane Austen novel —  a lawsuit for breaking an engagement.   That’s exactly what happened in Florida this week, when a woman was awarded $150,000 after suing her former fiancé for calling off their wedding.  RoseMary Shell she said she left a high-paying job in Pensacola primarily because