Sacramento Retirement Division Lawyers
As members of a legal team with more than 125 years of combined experience in the family law field, the attorneys of Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP, have obtained a comprehensive understanding of the unique concerns regarding dividing up retirement accounts. We will join your spouse’s retirement accounts to protect your community share of your spouse’s retirement. We will also draft (Qualified) Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) to ensure you receive your share of your spouse’s retirement.
Retirement Division Attorneys | Knowledgeable and Comprehensive Representation
Dividing up retirement accounts via a (Q)DRO is a subspecialty of family law that our firm excels in. We have experience in dividing up all types of federal, military, state, county, public school, university and other public agency plans. We also have experience with all types of private-industry plans, including collectively bargained plans.
We will ensure that each of your spouse’s retirement plans are properly joined to the dissolution action by drafting, filing and serving upon the retirement plans a Joinder. Our duty of care to our clients involves joining retirement plans early in the process of the divorce to protect our client’s community interest in the other spouse’s retirement.
Once the parties have resolved the property division, we will then draft (Q)DROs for each plan, instructing the retirement plans on how to divide up the retirement monies. We will ensure that each (Q)DRO is preapproved by the retirement plan, filed and then served upon the retirement plan. We look after our clients so that they are protected and will be set to receive their community share of their ex-spouse’s retirement.
Whether the retirement accounts are defined benefit, defined contribution, 401(k)s, Employee Stock Ownership Plans, Tax Sheltered Annuities, or IRAs, to name a few, we know how to divide these plans and can explain the different division methods to meet your own financial needs.