Dividing Pensions In Divorce

Dividing property in divorce can be a complex and stressful process. This is especially true if you possess complex marital assets, such as a pension. Here in Rhode Island, pensions are treated as marital property, allowing spouses to divide them during the divorce process.

The decisions you make when dividing your pension will have a long-term financial impact. It pays, therefore, to work with an attorney who has experience with pensions and divorce.

At Moore, Virgadamo & Lynch, Ltd., our attorneys can help you avoid any negative financial consequences when you divide your pension. In most cases, we can do this by filing a Qualified Domestic Relations Order, a legal document that ensures both spouses are able to receive a portion of the benefits from the pension. This allows spouses to divide their property more easily and equitably.

Dividing Your Military Pension

As host to Newport Naval Base, our city is home to many people who have earned military pensions. Military divorces follow different rules than civilian ones; in particular, pensions earned in the armed forces must be divided according to special federal laws.

When you contact our law office, one of our attorneys will meet with you one-on-one to answer any questions you may have about the divorce process. We can also help you file a Pension Benefit Order, a legal document that will allow you to divide the benefits from a military pension.

Contact A Newport Lawyer For Dividing Pensions In Divorce

Our law firm will represent your interests throughout the entire divorce process, helping you pursue the most favorable possible result. To schedule a free initial consultation, please fill out our online form or call 401-846-0120. We offer evening and weekend appointments upon request.