Sometimes the issues of when and how to retire affect more than a husband and wife. Take this story, for instance:
Q: The niece of a client of mine had planned to earn a law degree after putting her husband through graduate school. She has just learned that he is divorcing her. My client has decided to postpone her own retirement in order to pay for law school for her niece, who has no other family. The niece doesn’t want her to make this sacrifice. How can I help resolve this situation?
A: I would invite them both to your office to discuss the situation. First of all, find out how much of a sacrifice is really involved. Was your client itching to retire, or is this a welcome excuse to keep working?