Connecticut Divorce Lawyers Help Secure A Fair Distribution of Retirement Benefits To Wilton, CT Clients
Planning for your future after a Connecticut divorce
You and your spouse contributed to your retirement plans — and probably went without other expenditures to build your nest egg. There may be stock options, restricted stock units, deferred compensation plans, executive compensation packages or other types of accounts or assets which need to be analyzed. Your retirement plans are considered marital assets that are subject to a claim by both spouses, regardless of which one of you earned the income. These plans can add up to substantial income in your later years.
Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin, LLC was founded in 1982 by experienced lawyers focused on assisting clients in high-net-worth and high-income divorces. Our dissolution strategy involves discussion of and attention to your financial future and security in your retirement years.
Qualified domestic relations order
A qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) creates or recognizes the existence of an alternate payee's right to receive benefits payable to a participant under a retirement plan. A QDRO must include specific information and meet precise requirements. We refer you to a QDRO expert who drafts a QDRO that reflects your agreement for allocation of your retirement benefits as shown in your final divorce judgment.
Social Security benefits
Your spouse contributed a portion of each paycheck to the Social Security program. Even if you have been divorced for many years, you may be entitled to payment from that income-based retirement fund if you meet the requirements for the length of your marriage, your age, your own contribution history and any disability. We guide you through these and other benefits programs so you can pursue all of your rightful retirement payments.
Learn more about securing your retirement from a knowledgeable Greenwich and Westport divorce law firm serving, Greenwich, Westport, New Canaan, Wilton and Darien Connecticut.
Secure your future after divorce. Learn how our Connecticut law firm can help you preserve your rightful retirement payments. Call the Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin, LLC Westport office at 203-227-7301 or our Greenwich office at 203-869-7277 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.