Don’t leave money on the table or with the tax man during a divorce. Determining the proper division of retirement assets in a divorce and the actual distribution of these assets is very complex.Learn about the importance of the QDRO in splitting retirement plan assets in divorce.Each type of retirement asset must be handled in a different manner, so it’s important to consult with your tax advisor.
Learn about the tax treatment of alimony in a divorce and other considerations. The 2017 tax act changed the tax treatment of alimony for both the payer and the recipient.For divorces finalized prior to January 1, 2019, this new tax treatment does not apply and is grandfathered under the rules of the prior law.It is important to review your settlement agreement in light of today’s current tax laws, and consider modification of an existing agreement if appropriate.
Valuation is key to the equitable distribution of your business. The inclusion of a family business in your divorce proceedings can make things a bit more complicated.Selling the family business and splitting the assets, or one spouse buying out the other, are two options to consider.When a buyout is involved, it requires a business appraisal as well as a strategy to fund the buyout.Navigating the emotional and financial challenges of a divorce can be daunting enough.