Retirement Assets

Protecting Your Retirement in Divorce

The issues involved in a divorce can have long-term ramifications for your life. Perhaps nothing has more potential to affect your future than the division of retirement assets. Having an experienced attorney guiding you can make all the difference in whether or not you receive an equitable share of retirement assets and protect your quality of life. 

Attorney Lisa Zeiderman brings considerable experience to the identification, valuation and equitable division of retirement assets such as:

  • Pension plans
  • 401 (k) accounts
  • IRA accounts
  • Roth IRA

Some retirement assets are not divisible in divorce. In those circumstances it is important to identify divisible assets that can be distributed in a way that ensures each spouse receives an equitable share of the marital property and has the necessary resources to stay on track for their retirement.

Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO)

If your spouse was the primary earner, you may not even be aware of some of the retirement assets they have accrued throughout their working years. A QDRO can protect you in such circumstances, providing instructions to your spouse’s pension plan on how to pay your share of the plan’s benefits and ensure you are not subjected to excessive financial penalties for withdrawal.

Certified New York and White Plains Divorce Financial Analyst

Retirement assets are often among the most valuable assets a person owns. Even in a high-asset divorce where assets such as real estate, artwork and stocks are present, retirement assets are still a crucial piece of the puzzle.

As both a family law attorney and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Lisa Zeiderman can perform a complex financial evaluation of your marital estate and work to protect your net worth. Contact her today to schedule a meeting.