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Divorce & Retirement Benefits

Preserving Retirement Benefits in Divorce

Experienced High Asset Divorce Representation — Main Line Communities of Pennsylvania

Many high income divorces involve assets that will not become payable until many years later. In fact, these 401(k)s, IRAs, pensions and other retirement accounts are often some of the most significant — and the most sought after — assets in the entire marital estate.

At Shemtob Law, P.C., our attorneys are accustomed to handling divorces involving significant marital assets and complex business interests. We have the experience needed to handle the property division issues related to your retirement benefits and to limit your exposure to certain tax implications.

Retirement Asset Protection: Protect What You Have Worked For

Splitting employee retirement benefits or other retirement accounts at the time of divorce can come at a significant price. Not only are there tax penalties, but the contributions will not have had time to grow in value. These issues must be given careful consideration.

A Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO), set forth in a property settlement agreement, establishes the right of an individual to collect retirement benefits. Our divorce attorneys at Shemtob Law, P.C. can assist with creating valid QDROs and in determining how to value the interests each party has in such retirement benefits.

Contact us to discuss the unique retirement benefit issues in your divorce. Our family lawyers are available to counsel individuals throughout the Main Line and Upper Main Line communities of Pennsylvania.


Divorce and family law attorneys of Shemtob Law, P.C., located in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, serve clients in Main Line and Upper Main Line communities, such as Gladwyne, Lower Merion, King of Prussia, Norristown, Narberth, Wynnewood, Ardmore, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Villanova, St. Davids, Radnor, Wayne, Strafford, Devon, Berwyn, Paoli, Malvern and Valley Forge. Our law firm also represents clients from surrounding communities, such as Newtown Square, Media, West Chester, Doylestown, Fort Washington, Yardley, and New Hope and throughout Bucks County, Montgomery County, Chester County, Delaware County, and Philadelphia County.