Division Of Marital Retirement Benefits In Divorce

Attorney Maureen A. Kersey has extensive experience guiding clients through divorce disputes and litigation involving complex asset division, including retirement savings and pensions.

Retirement benefits are the most complex assets to divide in a divorce or separation. Each retirement account has a plan administrator and requires a specific court order to be divided. You must provide a specific, detailed request that meets certain requirements to accurately divide your accounts. This request goes to a judge and once it is approved, it is forwarded to the account administrator.

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders For Retirement Asset Protection

A qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) is often included as a component of the final divorce decree. When necessary, we rely on QDRO specialists to determine the current and future value of qualified retirement funds and how the asset should be fairly distributed between the parties.

The counsel of an experienced lawyer can be invaluable in dividing your retirement funds and planning for the future. At our law firm, you will get the advice you need regarding all types of complex asset division, including retirement accounts, such as:

  • Pension funds
  • Deferred savings, like 401(k) and 403(b) plans
  • Annuities
  • IRA accounts

If a pension annuity or other qualified retirement assets will be an important part of your marital property settlement, don't take your QDRO for granted. We make sure every asset is accounted for and the distribution is equitable.

Contact Us · Serving Prince William County And Fauquier County, Virginia

Call the law firm of Maureen A. Kersey in Manassas at 703-791-1892 or contact the office by email with a brief explanation of your circumstances regarding your complex marital property and retirement savings.