A: For some couples, a pension can be their most lucrative financial asset, after the family home. In your case, after almost 20 years of saving, it's very prudent to consider the fair allocation of this fund going forward, despite going through what must be a very difficult time for you both. Jerry Moriarty of the Irish Association of Pension Funds (IAPF) says that the fact that you, as a woman, have worked part-time at different times, likely leading to a lower level of contributions to the pot, tallies with what IAPF research has frequently found to be the case in many households - greater pension benefits often accrue in the male's name. However, there are structures in place to assist spouses with lesser contributions achieve a fair allocation of mutual savings. Under the Family Law Act 1995, the Family Law (Divorce) Act 1996, and the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010, a court has the power to treat a pension as an asset of a separating … [Read more...] about We filed for divorce but what about my share of the pension?
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Produced by Judy Rybak and Josh Gaynor "This was an enormously high-profile case," says Bill Rankin, a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a "48 Hours" consultant. "They were a big-time power couple." On Sept. 25, 2016, Tex and Diane McIver were heading home after a long day of golfing and an evening of drinking. A friend who did not drink was at the wheel of Tex's SUV. Diane was in the front passenger seat and Tex was right behind her. He says he was fast asleep. Not far from home, they hit traffic and exited the highway. Tex says he woke up afraid that they were in a bad neighborhood. He asked his wife to hand him the .38 caliber handgun gun he kept in the car's console. Minutes later, with that loaded gun now in his lap, Tex says he fell back asleep. "And it went off," he later told police. Tex McIver shot his wife of 11 years in the back. She died during surgery. "Can a .38 Special just accidentally go off?" '48 Hours" correspondent Maureen Maher asked … [Read more...] about Atlanta attorney fatally shoots wife in SUV: Accident or cold-blooded murder?
Produced by Josh Yager and Tom Seligson When Marsha Brantley, 50, of Cleveland, Tenn., suddenly vanished in 2009, her husband Donnie eventually became a suspect in her murder. But was Marsha even dead? The case was unusual from the start because for months after Marsha disappeared, nobody reported her missing – not her friends, her family or even her husband. No one took much notice until her hairdresser, Kelly DeLude, worried about a missed appointment and started asking questions. "I felt compelled to find out what happened to her," DeLude tells "48 Hours correspondent Peter Van Sant. "I wasn't trying to be a detective. I was trying to be a concerned friend." DeLude eventually called police, and investigators later picked up the case. The investigation was full of seeming contradictions from the start. Donnie Brantley claimed he hadn't reported Marsha missing because she had left him. Then, police say he lied repeatedly about where she had gone and what she'd … [Read more...] about Was a missing Tennessee woman murdered or did she willingly disappear?
The leaders of the European Union’s remaining 27 member states have unanimously signed off on their Brexit negotiating guidelines with the UK.A source in the room said the agreement was adopted "in under a minute" and followed by applause from the 27 leaders who are meeting in Brussels for a summit where much emphasis has been placed on unity, and the absence of controversies.The agreed-upon guidelines define the framework for negotiations between the EU27 and the UK, and set out the overall positions and principles that the EU will pursue during the upcoming talks.Most of their guiding principles have been known for some time now: Keeping the EU together is what is most important. The single market’s four freedoms (of movement of goods, services, people and capital) are indivisible – there can be no cherry picking. The rights of EU citizens living in the UK, as well as those of Britons living elsewhere in the EU, must be guaranteed, and an agreement on how the UK … [Read more...] about This Is How The EU Has Tightened The Screws On The UK
Jim Gibney (March 19) highlights Mrs McAleese’s comments about the Church on international women’s day and makes use of that as a platform to discuss the role of women in Irish politics. It is good that a commentator should discuss the role of women in Irish politics, especially around international women’s day. However, a substantial portion of Mr Gibney’s column was focused on the upcoming referendum in the south, and I am saddened by the slant that Mr Gibney puts on the issues involved. Mr Gibney notes that the insertion of the Eighth Amendment came after a campaign concerned about the liberalisation of society surrounding divorce, contraception and abortion. But simply because the amendment came as a result of such discussions, does not mean that those who seek to uphold the amendment also have such concerns. The pro-life movement unites a number of people who have a broad spectrum of disagreement, particularly over some of the issues that Mr Gibney … [Read more...] about Saddened by Mr Gibney’s slant on upcoming referendum