While retirement savings are a valid area of marital property that has to be worked out as part of your divorce, in a short marriage they are likely to be a minor point.
Particularly if you are both young and working, claims can neutralize each other.
In cases where one spouse was the designated “saver” and the other’s income was primarily used to fund current expenses, the saver should expect that the retirement fund will be distributed in a way that reflects the two roles.
Division of retirement savings, especially in a pension or 401(k) adds a layer of complexity because of the need for a separate court order, known as a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO).
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino are fully versed in the process of obtaining and applying QDROs, and make sure our clients get the best settlement available.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with an experienced Queens divorce attorney.