Proper Division Of Retirement Accounts Is Not A Simple Matter

Our Legal Team Brings Seven Decades Of Experience To This Process

Many people's retirement accounts are among their largest assets. If you are going through a divorce, your spouse may be entitled to a portion of these accounts. It is important to retain a lawyer who can help you protect the savings you have worked so hard to build.

We are experienced lawyers, based in Barrington and Chicago, Illinois, and serving clients throughout the Greater Chicago area. We have 75 years of combined legal experience and the requisite experience to address your concerns about what will happen to your retirement savings or pension benefits after your divorce. We work diligently to protect your interests.

Addressing Your Concerns About Retirement Savings And Divorce

When considering the financial consequences of divorce, many people focus on what will happen to the family home and give secondary attention to their retirement savings. Once the topic of retirement accounts arises, clients typically have two major questions:

  • Why should my spouse get part of my retirement savings? The portion of retirement accounts acquired during your marriage is considered a marital asset. Your retirement savings are subject to division, as is the case with all of your other marital assets.
  • Will I have to pay taxes on any money taken out? If your tax-deferred retirement accounts are properly divided through a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) or a Qualified Illinois Domestic Relations Order (QILDRO), you will not incur tax liability or penalties for a transfer of these assets pursuant to a Judgement for Dissolution of Marriage.

When retirement account division is not done properly, it can cause substantial problems. We are experienced at guiding clients through the pension, IRA and 401(k) division process.

Ready To Protect Your Rights Regarding Division Of Retirement Assets

Whether you are concerned about what will happen to your retirement savings or whether you are entitled to a portion of your spouse's retirement savings in your divorce case, we encourage you to contact Greenwich Law Group, LLC at 847-382-3995 (Barrington), 312-558-9700 (Chicago), or send us an email to schedule a consultation.