The Financial Impact Of Divorce

Alimony, child support, division of assets — most individuals consider the financial impact of divorce when it comes to these factors. But there is another area often overlooked by many people and their lawyers — the division of a pension plan or retirement savings.

Retirement funds may be your largest asset. Yet, many divorce attorneys do not think strategically about pensions and the ability to use these funds as a negotiating tool. This mistake can hurt the outcome of your case.

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

Are The Retirement Assets Protected?

The Law Office of Carolyn D'Agostino, PLLC, offers assistance to individuals and attorneys throughout New York with a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) and related retirement matters. We can help remove this hassle from your practice and protect both you and your clients from future harm.

Our services include:

  • Resolving pension issues
  • Consultations and draft language for a separation agreement
  • Evaluating whether an immediate offset is preferable to a deferred distribution and acting as a consultant in pension-related matrimonial litigation

Unlike many pension consulting firms who employ non-attorneys to draft your client's orders, Carolyn D'Agostino is an attorney licensed to practice in New York state with more than 21 years of experience in the pension arena. As a DRO plan administrator for the largest public retirement system in the state of New York, she reviewed thousands of incoming orders prior to plan acceptance and established all of the procedures used by that system in reviewing and implementing DROs. She also conducted CLE presentations throughout the state on DRO preparation, and provided information and assistance to countless attorneys, members and alternate payees on benefit-related issues.

Learn More And Request A Consultation

We provide a thorough, time-saving and cost-effective solution to address all of the complex issues surrounding the division of retirement assets in divorce, relieving you from frustration and worry, while saving your clients money.

Contact The Law Office of Carolyn D'Agostino, PLLC, in Clifton Park, at 518-982-5229 or send the firm an email if you would like to set up a consultation.