Author Archives: Anne Prenner Schmidt

Anne Prenner Schmidt

About Anne Prenner Schmidt

Anne Prenner Schmidt uses her acute business acumen to guide individuals through the complex division of retirement plans regarding family law matters. Prior to joining Schiller DuCanto & Fleck in 2015, Anne focused her practice on compliance of employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements. She frequently advised clients on Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, the Affordable Care Act and other federal statutes. Anne understands the importance of retirement plans in association with divorce and helps clients navigate the multifaceted issues involved.

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Texas Same-Sex Benefits Case

In what will be seen by many as a victory for the Christian right and a blow to the LGBTQ community, the U.S. Supreme Court let a challenge go forward this week to Houston’s practice of providing benefits such as health insurance to the same-sex spouses of city employees, leaving intact a Texas Supreme Court […]

LGBTQ Health Care Issues on the Horizon

One of the issues that many people must consider when going through a divorce is health care costs.  How do you even begin to navigate what you should anticipate for health care costs going forward, especially with the possible reality that obtaining health insurance might be more difficult and expensive then you ever imagined?  Under […]

Same Sex Marriage and the Possible Correlation with Decreases in Teen Suicide Rates

In 2015, Obergefell v. Hodges held that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples by both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution. Obergefell provides a date in which same-sex married couples residing in states that had not previously allowed same-sex marriage […]

Navigating Health Care Costs in Divorce

If you are wondering what will happen to your health insurance coverage upon divorce, you are not alone.  It is no secret that the cost of individual coverage is rising, and uncertainty about the continuation of the Affordable Care Act “Obamacare” post-election has left many people concerned, especially those with pre-existing conditions. The latest estimates, […]

Divorce and Public Pensions

The news has not been good lately for U.S public pensions. Long term returns for U.S public pensions are expected to drop to the lowest levels ever recorded, as cities across the nation are faced with massive pension deficits. There is a real possibility that retirees won’t be paid what they thought, as government entities […]

Brexit and the Impact on International Family Law, More Questions Than Answers

On June 22, 2016, the UK voted to exit the European Union, a development commonly known as the “Brexit.” This surprising turn of events left the global markets in decline, and the volatility has continued ever since. The question on many people’s mind is will Brexit cause a recession in the United States or globally? […]