How to divide retirement accounts and assets?
Retirement accounts in a divorce are a very complex issue. Many unrepresented parties neglect to include them in their divorce, which is why it's important that you hire a qualified attorney to help you with this. Retirement accounts, assuming that they came about during the marriage or were added to during the marriage, are likely marital property. Once you know that, you can get a marital fraction of what those are, and that's what the spouse without the account would be awarded. In order to actually award of the account, you need an additional order called a Quadro. Once a Quadro is prepared, it goes to the plan administrator after being signed by the judge, and then the retirement account would then be divided.