Getting Divorced? Have you checked retirement plan assets?

One very large hurdle to overcome by people getting divorced is agreeing how and when to divide the retirement plan assets each, or both, have accumulated during the marriage.

Their first surprise is the fact that the value of the marital portion of their retirement plan assets is the first or second largest asset in their marital estate. This means that very careful attention needs to given to the sharing of this marital asset. Their second surprise is the fact that there is not one place (on the internet or within their team of advisors) that would guide them thru the maze of optional ways retirement plan assets can be divided between divorcing parties.
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