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Retirement and Investment Accounts in Divorce

Divorce is seldom an easy process. For those with significant assets in the form of retirement and investment accounts, the process of dividing these resources becomes very complex and often contentious. Putting a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) or Division of Property Order (DOPO) in place may be an option for protecting your financial interests during marital property and asset division. At Macdowell Law Group P.C., our Fairfax lawyers help with the division of retirement and investment accounts in divorce.

We are committed to helping you protect the assets you are entitled to, allowing you the financial stability to continue your current quality of life. Contact our Vienna divorce attorneys online or call (703) 277-2811 to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation.

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

A QDRO is simply a court order that grants an alternate payee the right to receive funds from a retirement plan or pension. In simpler terms, a QDRO allows a former spouse to collect from 401(K)s, stocks, or other retirement and investment funds previously designated to the former spouse. It outlines the percentage of the accounts a person is entitled to receive. In complex divorce cases where a QDRO may be of benefit, our McLean family law attorneys may employ experts to assist us in putting forward a strong financial argument on your behalf.

Dividing Pensions

The lawyers at Macdowell Law Group P.C., also handle the division of pensions during a divorce. This can be a complex and emotionally-charged issue. We work with our clients to develop fair and reasonable property settlement agreements that provide the alternate payee a portion of the pension without drastically reducing the hard-earned retirement income of the other spouse.

Contact Our Fairfax 401(k) Asset Division Attorneys

We are prepared to work closely with you to set realistic goals regarding 401(k) division and the division of other retirement and investment accounts. Contact our Fairfax retirement account division lawyers online or call (703) 277-2811 for an initial consultation to discuss your situation.

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