The division of assets is an important part of every divorce. However, pensions, 401(k)s, and retirement accounts are not normally at the top of the minds of people going through a divorce. These funds usually are a secondary thought because they are not readily available-- or even designed to be divisible. They are, however, an important part of each party's financial future that must be parsed in the property division process.
An experienced family law attorney can help determine the value of these complex assets and oversee their division. At Ford & Friedman, our experienced Henderson divorce lawyers work with an established network of financial and legal experts, including pension actuaries and attorneys specializing in qualified domestic relations orders. These experts can often cut through the web of bureaucracy that entangles these assets and help us ensure that they are properly and fairly divided on our clients' behalf.
Our team can help ensure you receive the qualified benefits you deserve. Contact us today at (702) 904-9898 to get started.
The court will often consider a pension or 401(k) plan as community property if all or part of it was earned during the course of a marriage. Our team will carefully evaluate all of our clients' finances, dates of employment, and other important factors to ensure that all qualified benefits and accounts are properly classified (as either community or separate property) before they are divided.
Survivorship benefits are also important to consider in these cases and our firm offers analysis of these often-overlooked assets in a divorce. At Ford & Friedman, we continually stay on the forefront of this contentious area of the law to make sure that our clients never walk away from their divorce without having their right to retirement benefits properly articulated before the court.
Ensure that your qualified benefits are properly handled in your divorce. Use our online form to request a consultation with our team today.