Fredericksburg Retirement Division Lawyers

Virginia Retirement Asset Protection Attorney

Often, the most difficult assets to divide between divorcing spouses are retirement savings and investments. Whether you have significant stocks and bonds or a modest pension, you need to know your rights and obligations under Virginia law. At Jarrell, Hicks & Waldman, PC, we have over 10 years of experience in family law and the complex division of assets, including retirement accounts. Call 540-642-0489 to arrange a consultation.

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

When dividing retirement accounts, a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) is frequently required to establish the right of an individual to collect a portion of his or her former spouse's retirement benefits. An experienced attorney can effectively protect your rights and ensure your benefits will be protected in the future. At Jarrell, Hicks & Waldman, PC, we will assist in creating a QDRO to ensure the retirement benefits are valued appropriately and your financial interests secured.

Our firm handles the division and protection of retirement assets, involving:

  • 401ks
  • IRAs (traditional and Roth IRAs)
  • 403B or 457 accounts
  • Pensions and retirement accounts
  • Federal employee retirement benefits
  • Military pensions
  • VRS retirement benefits
  • Union pensions

Virginia Retirement Benefits and Divorce

Our legal team works to give you a clear understanding of your rights and obligations at the time of asset distribution. We will work with retirement benefit providers to draft the necessary orders and give you assistance in collecting your marital share. Attorneys from our firm are committed to protecting your interests; they will help you understand your eligibility for survivorship benefits, draft necessary orders, provide documentation and prepare court orders acceptable for processing. We can also give basic advice on avoiding taxation on distributed benefits.

We are conveniently located across from the Spotsylvania County Courthouse. For an initial consultation, call the Fredericksburg retirement division attorneys at Jarrell, Hicks & Waldman, PC, at 540-642-0489 or contact our lawyers by e-mail.