The Division of Retirement Accounts in a Divorce

The Division of Retirement Accounts in a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Retirement Asset Division

How do you handle division of retirement accounts in a divorce?  Most Carlsbad and North County divorce cases these days include the division of retirement accounts such as 401(k)s, IRAs, or pension funds.  These assets are eligible for division as community property in California.  The process for ensuring that these assets are properly accounted for and managed as part of …

What is a QDRO and Why is a QDRO Important in a Carlsbad Divorce

What is a QDRO and Why is a QDRO Important in a Carlsbad Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Retirement Asset Division

What is a QDRO and why is a QDRO important in a Carlsbad divorce? A Qualified Domestic Relations Order or QDRO is a legal document which allows the administrator of a retirement plan such as a 401(k) to actually act upon the orders of a judge in a Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas or North County divorce. Retirement accounts, or at least …

Retirement Accounts in a Divorce Require Special Documents

Retirement Accounts in a Divorce Require Special Documents

Pierre Domercq Retirement Asset Division

Did you know retirement accounts in a divorce require special documents known as Qualified Domestic Relations Orders or QDROs?  Can a DIY divorce truly manage the QDRO process? According to the State of California more than 80% of couples begin the divorce process on their own.  Here in Carlsbad our own Family Law Court reports less than half are able …