Retirement benefits and pensions are often contested during property division, especially if one spouse does not have benefits that he or she has earned separately. Determining how much of the retirement benefits the nonearning spouse is entitled to can be a challenge.
Today's retirement accounts and benefits packages are often very sophisticated, making them more difficult to divide. However, at The Webb Family Law Firm, P.C., we have experience with complex retirement benefits and have a network of financial experts to provide additional information. Regardless of the complexity of your retirement benefits or other marital assets, our Texas divorce attorneys have the knowledge and experience to locate, value and divide them with your best interests in mind.
Protect Your Future Financial Well-Being
We will protect your rights to retirement benefits, including assets such as:
- Stock options
- Deferred compensation
- Phantom stocks/benefits/compensation
- 401(k)s and IRAs
- Health insurance
- Golden parachutes
To avoid tax penalties for early disbursement of retirement funds, the court can issue a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO). When the property division terms are reached by the parties or ordered by the judge, retirement benefits can be divided with a QDRO.
We can assist you with QDROs as well as with the valuation of retirement accounts. We can work with or refer you to tax experts to determine whether retirement accounts may have a lower value than stocks or cash because of tax consequences.
Contact Our Experienced Lawyers Today
To schedule an appointment, please call our Dallas office at 972-863-0279 or contact us online.