Dividing Retirement Benefits in Divorce
One type of asset that is often overlooked in a divorce is retirement benefits, such as health insurance, pensions and life insurance. At the Law Office of V. Wayne Ward, I am able to draw upon my more than 30 years of experience and deep knowledge of the divorce process to ensure that all assets are accounted for. I strive to make a difference in your life and get you your fair share in a divorce so that you are able to get the fresh start you need.
When working with us, you gain the peace of mind that comes from knowing a highly skilled attorney is looking at your case from every angle. Divorce lawyer Wayne Ward knows exactly where to look to find these benefits if they exist. He is able to identify certain types of employees that might have unique benefits. He uses his piercing discovery techniques and formal requests for production of documents to determine if benefits are involved in your divorce.
Fairly Dividing Benefits Between Divorcing Spouses in Texas
Texas has many different types of benefits, each of which can have many tiers. For example, the Texas Municipal Retirement System has three tiers, while railroad pensions are a two-tiered system.
If I find retirement benefits, I will help you understand how the type and tier of benefits involved affect your legal options. I will then give you advice based on my extensive understanding of divorce law in Texas and my practical experience working with the courts.
Here is a list of some of the more common benefits I assist my clients with:
- Adult disabled child benefits
- Dental benefits
- Disability benefits
- Life insurance
- Health insurance
- Military benefits
- Profit sharing
- Social Security
- Stock option plan
Because of the various benefits and the extensive discovery that may be necessary, you should not take a do-it-yourself approach to your divorce. When people have done this in the past, they have unknowingly given up future benefits. While some issues in a divorce, like child support, can be modified later, once you give up your right to benefits, they are gone forever.
I wanted to thank you so much for all of your hard work and how pleased I am with the outcome of my case. I have made the comments to several of my friends and colleagues of how at ease I felt with you handling my case. I truly felt like you took a personal interest in the results of my situation.
Benefits of Hiring a Skilled Lawyer for Your Complex Divorce
When working with me, you gain the peace of mind that comes from knowing a highly skilled attorney is looking at your case from every angle. I know exactly where to look to find retirement benefits, if they exist. I am able to identify certain types of employees that might have unique benefits. I will use my piercing discovery techniques and formal requests for production of documents to determine if benefits are involved in your divorce.
Benefits Question? Contact My Law Firm in Fort Worth
My law firm is conveniently located just 10 blocks from the Tarrant County Courthouse. From there, I will help you understand how your divorce may impact your retirement benefits. Call 817-789-4436 or contact me, divorce lawyer Wayne Ward, online