Protecting Your Interests In Retirement Accounts

Specific laws and guidelines are followed when splitting up retirement accounts during divorce. Every situation is unique and depends on the details of each account, including how long the employee has worked for the company and if their account is vested.

The attorneys at Plumides, Romano, Johnson & Cacheris, PC, understand the complex issues you face during divorce, especially when it comes to your retirement accounts. We can guide you through the property division process, so you understand how your retirement benefits will be impacted and what steps to take to protect your current and future financial goals.

To arrange a confidential consultation, call 704-323-7833.

What Type Of Retirement Benefits Are At Issue For You?

Two of our attorneys are board-certified specialists in family law in North Carolina. This credential, combined with our law firm's extensive experience in family law, gives us an advantage when handling your case.

Our law firm in Charlotte has helped many divorcing clients throughout North Carolina understand their rights and options when it comes to dividing retirement accounts. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling retirement benefits issues involving:

  • 401(k)s
  • Pensions
  • Annuities
  • Health care benefits
  • Military benefits
  • Survivor benefits

Pensions are more complicated during divorce. Vested pensions are considered marital property and will be divided according to equitable distribution guidelines. Nonvested pensions will be divided if the employee worked for the company for 11 years or more.

You are able to receive money from a vested annuity if you worked there for 12 years or more. Spouses are not entitled to any money in a nonvested annuity.

Trial Experience Helps Us Find The Best Resolution

We understand the nuances of property division and how your retirement benefits will be affected. We are successful trial attorneys who will diligently prepare for your case to find the best resolution through skilled negotiation or litigation, depending on your specific needs.

Contact Our Attorneys For Strategic Legal Advice

Professional legal guidance is vital during divorce when it comes to your retirement and financial goals. We can start evaluating your situation to develop a clear and strategic plan. Contact us online or call our office.