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Division Of Retirement Benefits In Divorce

Last updated on April 1, 2024

At The Lampe Law Office, LLC, we handle all aspects of the divorce and marital dissolution processes, including division of retirement accounts and benefits. Our work in this field has made us a well-known resource not only for our clients, but also for other attorneys.

Dedicated Representation For All Types Of Retirement Division Matters

Pensions, defined contribution plans, 401(k)s, IRAs and a wide range of other retirement vehicles are all subject to different tax treatment and different rules in a divorce. While the division of any retirement account is a complex, technical matter, it is especially difficult to valuate and divide retirement plans issued by:

  • Government: Government retirement plans — both state and federal — are easily the most complicated when it comes time to divide assets. These plans can affect teachers, police and other law enforcement officers, firefighters, railroad employees and all other government employees.
  • Military: Military retirement plans are complex not only due to the various regulations that govern them, but also due to the high degree of difficulty associated with obtaining an accurate and fair valuation of these plans. We are known for our work in military divorce cases, and have extensive experience with nuances that can impact the outcome of military retirement division matters.
  • Unions: Similar to government-issued plans, union retirement plans are subject to their own set of unique rules and regulations, especially in regard to how they may be divided.

Our family law attorneys are well-versed in all of these types of plans, and remain at the forefront of emerging legal developments that can impact the division of any kind of retirement account. Whether using a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO), Division of Property Order (DOPO) or any other legal mechanism to divide assets, we work tirelessly to ensure that our clients are treated fairly and receive an equitable share of a retirement plan’s value.

Get A Consultation With Our Experienced Retirement Division Lawyers

Call our office at 513-889-0400 or reach out to us online to schedule a consultation and learn more about how you can benefit from our team’s skilled representation. We proudly serve clients throughout the surrounding Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren County regions.