Q: Married in NH and about to file for divorce. Husband is expecting a large payout settlement from state of MA as well
filing for disability retirement. A large 20+ year pension is also being negotiated. He has been making threats to me that I wont get a penny of the settlement or retirement yet we have been married 16 years, together 29, and are married with 3 children. 2 questions: Will I get a portion of his pension and/or settlement? AND Will it hurt to me wait until he settles before I file for divorce? I am very anxious to move on with my life.
A: Yes you will get a portion of the value if the divorce action is brought in NH. You should speak with an attorney so that you can explain exactly where your husband is in the process. Also you should bring any written documentation regarding the pension negotiations and disability.
Do you live in NH? If not you will have to file in MA and you should get a MA attorney to advise you. Regardless you should meet with an attorney for an hour to determine when is the best time to file.
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