Many times in New York divorce cases people make separation or settlement agreements for events that will happen in the future. A great example is when a wife or a husband agrees to take a percentage of their spouse’s pension benefits when they retire. However, for one reason or another neither side prepares a qualified domestic relations order, required under the law in New York, to get the benefits directly from the pension plan…..
Collecting Pensions Well After Divorce in New York
In this recent case from the third department, a wife never knew her husband retired and was unable to collect the past benefits that were beyond the statute of limitations. Make sure your new york divorce lawyer files for a qualified domestic relations order, upon the granting of the divorce in New York.
It is important to hire a lawyer who stays up to date on the latest developments in the law.