Division of Retirement Accounts in a Divorce

Division of Retirement

Division of Retirement Accounts in a Divorce

If one spouse contributed income earned during the marriage to a retirement account, then there is a community property interest in the account. If a divorce is filed in Orange County, the non-contributing spouse is entitled to half of that investment as well as the growth and loss of that investment. Usually a Qualified Domestics Retirement Order or QDRO is required in order to divide the retirement account properly.

If you need a divorce lawyer in the Orange County area to discuss a family law matter such as division of a retirement account or any other dissolution issue such as spousal support, child support, custody, transmutation or property division, contact Treviño Law, Inc. Conveniently located off the 5 and 405 freeway at Lake Forest.

Although the posting of this information can be considered free legal advice for an Orange County divorce, it does not guarantee a result. There may be other circumstances that play a significant role in any dissolution which may alter the outcome of a divorce. A divorce lawyer will be knowledgeable about the significance of facts. Those factors should be reviewed and argued by a family law attorney in Orange County.

Please note that this legal advice does not establish a family law attorney-client relationship. This is a legal advertisement for Treviño Law, Inc, an Orange County family law firm.


Distributions to a retirement account are community property.

Distributions to a retirement account are community property.

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