Who files the QDRO that divides retirement benefits in a divorce?

With the exception of your family home at any businesses you may own, your retirement account will probably be the most hotly contested asset in your divorce proceedings. You may have accumulated tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of savings and investments with the goal of a stable and comfortable retirement. Divorce …

How a Congressional act may put some QDROs in peril

Certain assets are harder than others to divide in a divorce. For example, your bank account has a fixed balance that you can easily divide in a fair manner while investment accounts fluctuate based on the market and could be worth less at the time of your divorce than they were just a month before …

During military divorce, how does the law divide retirement pay?

Under Arizona law, nearly all assets and debts that either spouse acquires during the marriage become part of the marital estate. In addition to real property, like houses and cars, marital property may include bank holdings, investments and retirement plans: including military pensions.  During a divorce, a retirement plan may be subject to division by the court in …