At Scott M. Brown Associates, we have extensive experience in the division of 401(k), IRA and pension accounts in divorce. We are particularly attentive regarding the tax implications if these or other offsetting assets must be sold for the purpose of a divorce settlement. Our attorneys will work hard to protect your assets during the property division process.
To learn more about retirement assets and divorce, contact Scott M. Brown & Associates to schedule a consultation.
Pearland Pension Plan Division Lawyer
Even when the funds in an IRA, 401(k) or defined benefit pension plan have been earned solely by one spouse, the other spouse has a community interest in those funds. Our attorneys understand the many complex legal, financial and tax issues inherent in the division of retirement assets, and we will work diligently to protect your rights during the divorce process. This can include obtaining a QDRO (qualified domestic relations order) that can enable you to split a defined benefit plan (pension) or a defined contribution plan (401(k) or IRA).
Are You Staying Married, But Need To Tap Into Your Retirement Accounts?
If you are thinking about dipping into your IRA or 401(k) for some purpose, such as funding a business startup, you may wish to consider getting a postnuptial agreement. This agreement can spell out the rights of the other spouse should a divorce occur in the future. Our attorneys can draft an agreement for a reasonable fee.
Contact Our Firm
For a consultation with an Angleton retirement account division lawyer, contact Scott M. Brown & Associates in Angleton, Pearland and Houston, Texas.