Marital property subject to division between spouses in a divorce case often includes all or part of a retirement account or plan, according to "The Complete Divorce Handbook: A Practical Guide" by Brette McWhorter Sember. Consequently, as you head to or attempt to settle a divorce, you need to understand how to calculate the division of a retirement account or plan as part of a settlement agreement. The manner in which a retirement account or plan is allocated between spouses depends upon whether your state utilizes a community property or equitable division standard, according to Cornell University Law School. Community property requires an even division of assets. Equitable division requires a fair, although not equal, distribution of property.
How to Calculate a Divorce Settlement Retirement AmountBy Mike Broemmel - Updated June 13, 2017
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