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When you get divorced, retirement may be far from your mind. However, retirement assets acquired during marriage are community property and will be divided between the spouses in a divorce.
At Law Practice, Ltd., we have more than 30 years of experience handling divorce issues in Nevada. Las Vegas retirement plan division lawyer Ann E. Kolber Esq. can help you understand your community property rights, divide your retirement benefits, and protect your rights throughout the process.
Dividing & Valuing Retirement Assets
If a retirement plan, benefit, or account is acquired during the marriage, it is community property and is subject to division during your divorce. There are a number of different types of retirement assets, and each may differ in the way it is calculated and the time in which it is paid. When dividing these assets, you want an attorney who knows how to deal with each type of asset appropriately.
We can help you identify and assess the value of a wide variety of retirement assets, including:
- Military pensions and retirement plans: The division of a military retirement plan will vary based on the length of the marriage, the service member’s time spent in the military, and whether there are survivor's death benefits.
- Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and 401(k)s: We help clients assess the value of these types of retirement accounts and determine how they will be divided. It may be beneficial to have one spouse buy out the other spouse's share during the divorce. In other cases, it may be advisable to file a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) with the plan administrator to have the asset divided at a future date.
- Public employees' retirement system (PERS): Nevada government employees – including police, metro offices, school district employees, and correction officers – may have benefits under the PERS system, which has special rules and procedures for dividing assets.
- Federal employees' retirement system (FERS): Federal employees have a similar benefit system to Nevada's, with its own unique rules, procedures, and forms.
Don't leave the division of your retirement assets to chance. Retirement assets can be complex, and their division requires the assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable divorce attorney.
At Law Practice, Ltd., we can guide you through the process to ensure that your retirement assets are properly valued and divided in your divorce. We can also make sure your other assets are divided fairly.
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Ann E. Kolber, Esq.
"My name is Ann E. Kolber and I am the founding member of Law Practice, Ltd. I have more than 30 years of legal and business experience and have developed extensive litigation skills over the course of my career. I pride myself in my ability to successfully negotiate the resolution of disputes whenever possible. I practice family law , focusing on high conflict custody matters, complex divorce litigation, uncontested proceedings and settlements, and pre- and post-marital agreements . I find great ..."Read Full Bio
"Crystal has lived in Las Vegas since 1973. She is a Las Vegas High (original downtown campus) graduate and earned a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting from the University of Nevada Reno. Crystal returned to Las Vegas after college and worked for 25 years in the gaming industry with the last 16 years at Boyd Gaming as their Corporate Controller. In 2012, Crystal made a career switch and completed the UNLV Paralegal Certificate program. She has since worked for several family law firms ..."Read Full Bio
"Kari was born and raised in Lompoc, California. In 2005 Kari graduated from Pace University with a degree in Criminal Justice. Kari has worked as a paralegal in family law firms in Southern Nevada since 2007 and has acquired tremendous experience in Family Law matters including divorce, custody, relocation, guardianships, adoptions, and trial preparation work. Kari is compassionate and provides strength and comfort to clients experiencing tough times in their lives."Read Full Bio
"Jake Buchman grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is currently a 2L student at UNLV Boyd School of Law. He is a Staff Editor for the UNLV Gaming Law Journal and is also involved with the Sports and Entertainment Society at the Boyd School of Law at UNLV. Jake obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California, in 2021, with a major in political economy and a minor in real estate development. Jake worked as a full-time Law Clerk for our firm during Summer 2022 and continues ..."Read Full Bio
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