Division Of Retirement Assets In Your Hawaii Divorce

People approaching divorce are often surprised that retirement plans and accounts are subject to division, just as other marital property is.

If you have held a job and accumulated retirement assets during marriage, under Hawaii divorce law, the portion of those assets acquired during the marriage is part of the marital estate in most cases. This includes portions that you and your employer contributed as well as growth through interest.

On the other hand, if you were a stay-at-home parent or homemaker during your marriage, you may not realize that you can claim a portion of your working spouse's retirement plans, including:

  • Pensions
  • 401(k) accounts
  • Deferred executive compensation packages payable upon retirement

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Other related assets may include stock options and owning an interest in a business. An experienced family law attorney's advice and guidance are essential as you prepare for distribution of assets in your divorce. If your retirement assets are in your name, you will naturally want to protect as many of those assets for your own future as you can. If retirement assets are in your spouse's name, you deserve to know your rights to collect your share ofyour spouse's retirement assets accumulated during the marriage.

Sheila Vierra, Attorney is known in Honolulu for thoroughness and precision in division of retirement assets in Hawaii divorces. Other law firms often send their clients to Sheila Vierra for preparation of QDROs (Qualified Domestic Relations Orders), the legal instrument used to divide retirement accounts.

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Sheila Vierra can help you save time and money while preserving your equitable share of retirement assets in your Hawaii divorce. Schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable property division attorney by calling 808-206-9103 or sending an email message through this website.