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How to divide retirement accounts and assets?

A retirement accounts can be a complicated factor in divorce proceedings, but considering them correctly can work in your benefit. How can these accounts be legally divided? Unrepresented parties often do not put retirement accounts on the table when dividing assets, and this may be a big mistake. Assuming they came about during the marriage or were added to the marriage, retirement accounts are considered marital property. As a result, the spouse without the account could be awarded a “marital fraction” of the account. Litigation Director Will M. Jones discusses these and other complexities with regard to dividing retirement accounts during a divorce.