Division of Retirement Plans

Missouri Lawyers Handling Division of Retirement Plans

Often, people are surprised to learn that retirement plans are subject to property division during divorce. If you or your spouse has a 401(k), IRA, pension or any other retirement asset, all or some portion of those assets may be divisible in your divorce. At Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer, our lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience dividing retirement accounts.

Harper Evans Wade & Netemeyer attorneys specialize in family law across Missouri.

How The Value Of Retirement Accounts Is Determined

Determining the value of a retirement account may not be as simple as it seems. One factor that makes the division of retirement accounts complex is that they may be a mix of both marital and nonmarital property. In other words, the retirement asset may have been accumulated partially prior to the marriage, while some may have accumulated after the date of the marriage. 

It is important to ensure an accurate assessment of the components of the marital estate in order to effectively protect your separate property and to ensure that all marital property is included in your final property division. Our Missouri property division attorneys handling the separation of retirement accounts know how to carefully address this issue as they pursue a fair and positive outcome for you.

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

Many retirement assets require a special mechanism to be divided. For most, this mechanism is a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO). A QDRO is a legal order that splits and changes ownership of retirement assets. Our divorce and family law attorneys know how to craft these orders correctly in order to ensure that property division is accomplished as planned.

Contact Our Columbia Retirement Account Division Lawyers

To schedule a consultation about retirement accounts in divorce, call us at 573-442-1660 or send us an email. We are happy to meet at your convenience.

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Columbia, Missouri Divorce and Family Law Attorneys

At Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer, you will find attorneys with more than 100 years of combined experience handling family law matters for people in Columbia and throughout central Missouri. We are passionate about using our experience to help you achieve your goals during this difficult time in your life.

Helen Wade

Partner

Melissa Faurot

Partner

Molly Metza

Associate

Divorce And Family Law Attorneys in Columbia, Missouri

At Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer, you will find attorneys with more than 100 years of combined experience handling family law matters for people in Columbia and throughout central Missouri. We are passionate about using our experience to help you achieve your goals during this difficult time in your life.

Helen Wade

Partner

Melissa Faurot

Partner

Molly Metza

Associate