Rochester Divorce Attorney Discusses How a Pension is Handled in a Divorce

Clients will come to the office and ask me as a Rochester Divorce Attorney, how a pension is handled in a divorce.

  • New York State courts have devised a formula which sets forth how a pension is to be divided.
  • If the couple has been married for the entire time the party has worked at the company providing the pension, each spouse will receive 50% of that pension.
  • The court considers the length of the marriage and how much of that time the spouse worked at the company and earning that pension.
  • The formula for dividing pensions is straightforward and its formula will yield the exact amount each spouse will receive.

Do you have a pension that you want to protect from a divorce?  Contact dedicated Rochester Divorce Attorney Michael Ranzenhofer for guidance.

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