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 …

Dividing retirement assets in a gray divorce

The financial considerations of divorce are different for older couples. You have fewer years left to plan and save for retirement and, as a result, a lot more to lose. Understanding how to divide your retirement accounts, likely your largest asset, is crucial. It may also be as complicated as your relationship with your soon-to-be …