Retirement Account Division

In many divorce cases, a spouse’s retirement benefits compose one of the most significant assets owned by the couple. You or your spouse may be enrolled in an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or a 401(k) Plan. But many other intricate plans exist, and some clients have no idea that the plans exist, much less that the plans are marital assets to be included in the property division at time of divorce. Hiring an experienced family law attorney who is familiar with the complexities of all retirement assets is critical in obtaining for our client a fair share of these valuable assets.

The attorneys of Bain, Files, Jarrett & Harrison have extensive experience in dealing with retirement benefits such as the following:

  •  Individual Retirement Accounts
  •  “Roth” IRA’s
  •  Pensions
  •  401(k) Plans
  •  403(b) Plans
  •  Teacher Retirement Benefits
  •  Federal Retirement Plans
  •  Employee Stock Ownership Plans (“ESOP’s”)
  •  Qualified and Non-Qualified Stock Option Plans
  •  Deferred Compensation Plans

If your case deals with one or more of these plans, or if you’re simply not sure, contact one of the divorce attorneys at Bain, Files, Jarrett & Harrison.