Divorce and Retirement


Ventura, California Attorney For Your Retirement Benefits

Retirement benefits are often the most valuable assets that must be considered in a divorce. There are tax penalties and other consequences if retirement property is not divided correctly. We understand the importance of retirement benefits to you, and we will negotiate a proper distribution.

At the law offices of Brown Law, APC, our lawyers have years of experience negotiating the division of complex property such as retirement benefits. We represent clients in or near Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Ojai or Port Hueneme. Call or e-mail us to discuss how your divorce can affect your retirement benefits.

Retirement Benefits Division in California

In California, retirement benefits are considered part of your marital property. Like your other marital assets, benefits such as 401Ks, annuities and pensions are often divided during a divorce.

The law offices of Brown Law, APC can help you successfully divide your pensions and other retirement benefits.

Qualified Domestic Relations Order

When marital property is divided in California, a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) is used to transfer retirement benefits from one spouse to another. A QDRO has very specific terms and can be issued for private benefit plans, ERISA plans and public plans. It can also be used to collect child support or spousal support.

At Brown Law, APC, our attorneys understand pensions and other retirement benefits. We can help negotiate, draft or modify a QDRO that meets your needs.

When you need help negotiating the distribution of your retirement assets during a divorce, contact honest attorneys who will go the extra mile.