The Benefit Of Our Attorney's Guidance

Retirement benefits may be the largest asset in the marital estate, and may even surpass the marital residenceCarolyninvalue. To protect an individual's rights, you need a lawyer who can ensure the divorce directly addresses all issues related to pensions and retirement accounts.

Many attorneys fail to realize the power of a QDRO, or Qualified Domestic Relations Order. This legal document gives an individual the right to all or a portion of retirement benefits.

Many attorneys also do not understand how to use plan options as negotiating tools.

Save Time, Frustration And Money With Our Help

The issue of dividing retirement assets in divorce is complex and confusing. The pension landscape is a constantly changing one, making these issues in divorce a constantly moving target — even for the most seasoned practitioner.

Attorney Carolyn D'Agostino has more than 21 years of experience in dividing retirement assets in divorce and QDRO assistance, including work as a DRO plan administrator for the largest public retirement system in New York state. Our firm works with individuals and other attorneys throughout the state who tap into our specific knowledge in this area of law to provide clients the assistance needed as they divide assets in divorce. Our guidance is in your client's best interest, and also removes the QRDO hassle from your firm.

Our QDRO services include:

  • Assistance in pension discovery
  • Review of plan descriptions and pension valuations
  • Preparation for litigation on pension issues
  • Incorporating key pension terms into a separation agreement
  • Assistance to divorce mediators
  • A written interpretation of your opponent's QDRO
  • Drafting a QDRO or DRO
  • A written explanation of the order

Mediation And Post-Divorce Services

In addition to concentrating on the division of retirement assets in divorce matters, Carolyn D'Agostino is a trained collaborative lawyer and mediator and represents parties in both collaborative and litigated family law matters in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metro area.

For More Information

Unlike many pension consulting firms who employ non-attorneys to draft client orders, Carolyn D'Agostino is an attorney licensed to practice in New York state with decades of experience in the pension arena.

The Law Office of Carolyn D'Agostino, PLLC, in Clifton Park, can be reached at 518-982-5229.