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Should Retirement Assets, Stock Options Or ERISA Be Included In Your Divorce Planning?

Retirement accounts, employee stock accounts, and stock options are all assets that require careful analysis in property settlement agreements in a divorce. It is important for anyone who has significant assets and who is planning a divorce to get professional advice as to how to plan and manage financial resources before, during and after the divorce.

At the Virginia family law firm of Barnes & Diehl, P.C., our attorneys know where to look for marital property to gain a complete picture of the true value of a marital estate:

  • All retirement accounts, qualified and non-qualified
  • Plans defined contribution plans, such as 401(k) plans
  • Defined benefit plans, such as pension plans
  • Governmental retirement plans, such as federal, state, and local plans
  • Military retirement benefits
  • Qualified and non-qualified stock options

Retirement Accounts Are Important For Financial Planning And Your Virginia Divorce

Careful examination and planning for your divorce may include discussions with financial planners, stockbrokers and insurance professionals. Learn what you need to know about ERISA, QDROs and other financial considerations before divorce settlement negotiations or mediation occur.

A lawyer from Barnes & Diehl, P.C., can help you look beyond your Virginia divorce to the retirement years ahead, and how to best plan for them using available resources such as 401(k) savings accounts and pensions.

Learn how to protect your rights to your portion of retirement assets, stock options and benefits governed by ERISA that can make a great difference in your retirement years. Our team approach offers a multidimensional analysis of your and your spouse’s overall financial picture. Protect your interests in asset distribution negotiations through careful planning for your Virginia divorce.

Talk Divorce Planning With An Attorney

Contact us at our Richmond/Chesterfield and Henrico offices today to discuss asset division in your Virginia divorce. Call 804-796-1000 or complete an online form to get in touch.

We also welcome inquiries from engaged individuals regarding prenuptial agreements or are considering a post-nuptial agreement after a change of circumstances during a marriage (such as startup of a business or receipt of an inheritance).