Dividing Retirement Assets with High Balances in a Divorce

Dividing Retirement Assets with High Balances in a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Community Property Division

Dividing retirement assets with high balances in a divorce requires experience, legal skill and specialized Qualified Domestic Relations Orders or QDROs.  Almost every divorce in Carlsbad or anywhere in Carlsbad San Diego involves a retirement account, 401k, IRA, pension or social security issue.  Retirement assets which are begun or contributed to during the course of the marriage are going to …

Dealing with Retirement Funds During Divorce Negotiations

Dealing with Retirement Funds During Divorce Negotiations

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Dealing with retirement funds during divorce negotiations is especially important in a “Gray Divorce” or divorce over 50.  While the overall divorce rate in California and around the country has remained fairly stable in recent years, divorces among older couples has increased sharply.  Between 1990 and 2014, the rate of divorces involving people over the age of 50 doubled, and …

Spousal Support in a Carlsbad Divorce

Retirement Division in a Carlsbad Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How are retirement accounts, pension and social security handled in a Carlsbad Divorce? Retirement division in a Carlsbad divorce begins with the requirement for all retirement accounts such as 401k or pension plans to be divided equally based upon community property laws.  However, social security is considered “separate” property in a Carlsbad or Oceanside divorce and cannot be divided in …