Protecting Your Financial Future

Many people rely on retirement savings to provide for them in their old age, and the manner in which retirement accounts are divided during a divorce will have a major impact both on the age at which you can retire and your retirement lifestyle. Even if one spouse earned all of the income during the marriage, his or her retirement account may be subject to division in a divorce.

Certain types of retirement assets must be divided by a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO). A QDRO is a court order that dictates how retirement assets are divided and how account administrators are to pay benefits upon retirement. Without a QDRO, the payment of certain retirement benefits may expose individuals to steep tax penalties.

Attorney Terry L. Hart is a highly skilled property division professional. Under his guidance, clients rest assured that they will leave their marriages with their fair share of retirement savings.

Valuing Retirement Assets for Fair Property Divisions

Retirement assets are oftentimes the most valuable assets individuals hold. However, placing a precise value on these assets can be challenging.

As a former business transaction and financial law attorney, Mr. Hart is innately familiar with the nuances involved in valuing complex financial assets. Today, Mr. Hart's clients benefit from his knowledge and experience during the asset division portion of the divorce process.

When needed, Mr. Hart builds a team of financial professionals, including actuaries, pension appraisers and other financial experts, to determine the current and projected future value of your and your spouse's retirement assets. Once values have been assessed, Mr. Hart works for a property division settlement that ensures his client obtains the retirement assets he or she is entitled to.

Contact Terry Hart To Protect Your Rights

For retirement division advice during divorce, contact Houston family law attorney Terry L. Hart at 713-581-1773 or 877-576-7390.