Retirement benefits and retirement plans like 401(k)s are considered marital assets, but there are a number of factors that complicate how they are treated.
For instance, an employee who marries after ten years with a company won’t have to distribute the accrued benefits from before their marriage.
In addition, with two-income households becoming more common, some couples are comfortable with sticking to their own retirement packages and can negotiate settlements that reflect that.
Every divorce is unique, and the terms that work for you may not work for others.
The most important thing is to understand your options, then develop a strategy from there.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino help people in Brooklyn protect their assets and investments to the greatest degree possible in a divorce.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 and talk to an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney for free.