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 North County 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 …

Retirement Assets and Property Division in a North County San Diego Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

How are issues such as retirement assets and property division in a North County San Diego divorce handled? Does social security, retirement benefits or a pension come into play? Almost every North County or Carlsbad divorce case involves the division of retirement assets. The experienced divorce attorneys at Burke & Domercq provide sound advice and counsel to prevent the division …

How are Retirement Assets Usually Divided in a Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

Here in North County San Diego, retirement assets are usually characterized as “community property” and therefore must be divided equally as part of the community property division process. If the parties retirement assets are 401(k)s the plan administrator has a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) which it prefers to use. Our attorneys work with the plan to properly structure enforceable …

Division of Retirement Accounts in a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Retirement Asset Division

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 the divorce requires extensive skill and expertise. Each retirement plan has …