Matters Relating to Children

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Equitable Distribution Of Assets

Protecting your hard-earned investments

At Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, PC, we believe your pensions, profit-sharing, and retirement accounts were hard-earned. You should get the maximum you are entitled to when you need it, especially when it is the subject of a property distribution in a divorce.

The facts are that any plan or benefit accrued during a marriage is typically viewed by the courts as being subject to distribution in a divorce. The bottom line is that the spouse who holds the retirement assets usually must share an equitable percentage of these assets, as determined by the courts.

We counsel clients on—

  • Profit-sharing plans
  • Employee stock ownership plans
  • 401(k) plans
  • 403(b) plans
  • 457 plans
  • Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)
  • Tax-sheltered annuities
  • Deferred compensation plans
  • Stock options
  • Money purchase pension plans
  • Other varieties of employee pensions

There are times when you need a powerful advocate

You need to know precisely what will be available to you and designated beneficiaries, especially in the event of changed circumstances such as the end of your marriage.

We counsel clients on the full valuation of all their retirement assets, particularly regarding changes in the law or the termination of employee benefits that are likely to result in a controversy, such as plans with—

  • Excess assets
  • Insufficient assets
  • Problem investments

In these cases, we negotiate with the government for a termination on the best possible terms.

Know the plan and your rights

When questions arise regarding the plan operations and employee and fiduciary claims, we provide the intelligent and practical solutions that maximize results and minimize liabilities.

We can assure our clients that:

  • Their plans are being maintained and updated as employee benefits laws change
  • Their rights and entitlements are understood
  • In the event of a court ordered equitable distribution of such assets, they are fully-valued.

Only a skilled attorney can assure your interests are protected in regards to legal changes, altered plans, and property distribution during a divorce. At Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, PC, we have the skills and experience to assure you get what you are entitled to.

Serving family law clients in Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area

Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, PC provides comprehensive family law services to clients in the District of Columbia, Prince George's and Montgomery counties in Maryland, and Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria counties in Virginia. Call us today at (202) 331-7522 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss your concerns.