Dividing Retirement Benefits In Divorce

Under the community property laws of California, both parties in a divorce have a shared interest in retirement benefits that were accrued during the course of the marriage. This is true even if one party did not contribute to a retirement fund or otherwise work outside of the home. The dividing of retirement benefits can be a contentious issue in divorce proceedings. It is important to have skilled legal counsel in your corner to help ensure a fair division.

At the Law Offices of Linda J. Claypool, our attorney provides comprehensive representation in matters concerning property division. To schedule an initial consultation, call our Riverside law firm at 951-787-8700.

We Can Help With All Types Of Retirement Asset Division

We can assist in valuing and dividing all types of retirement benefits, including 401(k) plans, IRAs and pension plans.

Our lawyer can help address retirement savings as part of a larger property division plan. A savings plan does not necessarily have to be split equally between the parties. Trade-offs are always an option in an effort to achieve a fair and equitable distribution. For example, some couples may choose to retain their retirement accounts as their own, while agreeing to a larger or smaller share of other divisible marital assets. When you meet with us, we can help explore all of your options so that you can make the choice that is right for you moving forward.

Contact Our Family Law Attorney

If you are going through a divorce and you or your spouse has retirement benefits, we can help with division, whether by property settlement agreement or court order. To learn more, call us at 951-787-8700. You may also contact us online.