Dividing retirement assets in a divorce can be a complex and sometimes emotional process. This is especially true when dividing military pensions and other pension accounts. There are very specific requirements about when a former spouse can access pension funds and the percentage that he or she is entitled to receive. It is important that you hire a pension division lawyer who understands these processes and who can protect your interests.
At MacDowell Law Group, P.C., our attorneys’ experience with complex divorce cases involving the division of pensions and other retirement assets can make a difference in forming a fair property and asset division agreement. We work closely with our clients to protect their interests and reach a favorable outcome, whether they are the primary earner of the pension or the alternate payee.
Skilled Assistance With Military Divorce and Property Division
The Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA) makes it clear that service members’ spouses are entitled to a portion of the military pension following a divorce. However, it does not provide guidelines concerning the percentage, but rather leaves it up to the court’s discretion. Having experienced legal counsel on your side can help ensure your position is fully considered when making pension division agreements.
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As experienced family law attorneys, we understand the complex process of dividing military pensions and are fully prepared to fight for our clients. We may argue for a 50/50 split, or we may decide that a client should receive a majority of the pension. The final agreement will depend on the circumstances of the case and the financial interests of our clients. We also assist our clients in understanding how they will receive their portion of the pension, whether through payments by their ex-spouse or directly from the Department of Defense.