Dividing Retirement Benefits
If you’re getting divorced you might be concerned about your retirement benefits. You may have a long-term marriage, you might have worked many years, you might be in a union or a New York state employee and be concerned about losing those benefits. Those benefits are something that can be divided in a divorce. Irregardless of who the employee is, those benefits will be divided between the spouses. For example, if you have a 401(k) plan that is something that will be valued by the court or by your attorney, and there will be either an agreement or a decision from a judge that divides that asset in some form.
It’s nothing for you to get overly concerned about because this is the law in New York state; it’s not something you will have a lot of control over. What you want to do is have an attorney that will guide you through that process and make sure that if your retirement is the one that’s being divided, that your spouse is only getting exactly what they’re entitled to and no more.Attorney Donna Haslinger is experienced in the area of family law, check out her legal profile on Avvo. If you’re going through a divorce, you need experienced legal counsel. Even if you’re in full agreement with your spouse as to the terms of the divorce and want to utilize mediation or collaborative law, you should still at least consult with an experienced attorney to discuss all your legal options and answer any questions you’re bound to have. We offer flexible meeting schedules, return after-hours communications promptly, and can access Spanish language interpretation if necessary. You can trust our law firm’s reputation for attentive personal service. Contact Cole, Sorrentino, Hurley, Hewner & Gambino, P.C., online or call us to arrange your initial consultation with one of our Buffalo divorce lawyers. We welcome the opportunity to serve you. If you have questions about dividing retirement benefits during divorce, contact our experienced divorce lawyers in Buffalo NY. Let our experienced work for you!