For corporate officers, executives and other key employees, certain employee benefits such as stock options and pensions can make up a substantial portion of their overall compensation package. In a divorce, these and other assets that are part of the marital estate will have to be equitably distributed, unless a valid prenuptial or antenuptial agreement clarifies how these assets should be divided. Considering the level of discretion courts have when dividing marital assets, it is vital to have experienced legal counsel on your side.
At BRODER & ORLAND LLC, our lawyers have extensive experience serving high earners and high net worth individuals in divorce. Over many decades of collective experience, we have gained an instinctive understanding of the various issues involved in these types of divorce cases. Whether you have earned these unique benefits during your marriage or your spouse was the primary breadwinner, our law firm will seek an outcome that adequately protects your contributions to the marriage.
Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
A Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) recognizes a spouse's right to receive a portion of certain types of retirement plans and defines certain specifications regarding the distribution of those retirement plans upon a divorce. For instance, it specifies a percentage of a retirement plan that is to be paid out at a set date, such as when that person or the original owner of the retirement plan turns a specific age. We provide experienced representation in securing expert assistance in effectuating a QDRO.
In other instances it may be advisable for one spouse to keep all of his or her pension or stock options, while the other spouse receives an off-setting share of other marital assets. However your asset distribution is eventually resolved, know that at BRODER & ORLAND LLC, our attorneys will work tirelessly to help you accomplish your goals.
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