Division Of Retirement Benefits

Pensions, 401(k) benefits and other retirement funds can create some of the most complicated and contentious aspects of a divorce. To protect your interests, make sure you work with a lawyer who understands the complex nuances involved with dividing retirement benefits in divorce.

Attorney Patricia Best Vital, founding attorney and sole practitioner of Vital Law Office & Dispute Resolution Services in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has the experience and knowledge to handle these complicated legal matters. With more than 20 years of experience in asset division and other divorce-related matters, Ms. Vital offers unique insight and understanding to help protect your financial interests.

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders And Other Complications In Dividing Retirement Plans

Most people simply don't know what goes into division of assets agreements or orders when it comes to dividing 401(k)s and other retirement benefit assets. Some of the complications include determining the percentage of interest each party should receive, what portion of the benefits should be considered marital property and at what point the interest should stop being considered marital property. These determinations involve knowledge, experience and complex calculations.

Another complication involves qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs). A QDRO is a legal instrument that establishes a spouse's right to receive a portion of the other spouse's retirement benefits. It is included in a mediated settlement agreement or court order.

Attorney Patricia Best Vital has experience with the complications involved with division of retirement benefits and other complex assets. She will walk you through the process to make sure your rights are protected and you get a favorable result.

Contact Vital Law Office & Dispute Resolution Services

Call 423-822-2513 or contact the firm online to schedule a consultation with an experienced Tennessee divorce lawyer.