Coronavirus, Divorce and Family Law:

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Higdon Hardy & Zuflacht is taking a safe but proactive approach to the Coronavirus situation in our law practice. We are working every day to represent our family law clients. At the same time, we are following best practices to protect the health of our employees and our clients. To read more please Click Here

All our employees understand that they should not be working if they are sick, and in particular, that they should not be at our office while sick.

To further protect our employees and our clients we are encouraging meetings by phone, Zoom, Skype or similar means. We have represented clients from out of state and out of the country in this manner for many years. Our clients often prefer this to traveling to our office.

We are also working with the divorce and civil courts, as well as opposing counsel, to arrange court appearances, settlement conferences, and other litigation events remotely whenever possible.

To further protect the health of all concerned, all our attorneys and staff have the technology and capability to work on cases and with clients from home as well as at the office. Your phone calls will be returned. Your emails will be answered. Your case deadlines will be met.

The days ahead may be a challenge. We do not yet know the extent to which particular courts will curtail trials or even the extent to which HHZ will have clients and other guests come to our office. We will continue to work to take care of our clients’ cases and to take on new matters and clients. We will simply manage your case in less traditional, more technology-driven ways, that are safer for your health and ours.

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San Antonio Retirement Division Lawyer

The equal division of assets between former spouses is vital to safeguarding your family’s future. In Texas, retirement accounts, pensions, IRAs, ERISA funds, and employee stock plans fall under community property and are therefore a major component of asset division during divorce. Fair division of a retirement account is pivotal—you have worked hard throughout your entire career and marriage to acquire financial security! While many couples default into a “you take your retirement account, and I’ll take mine,” method of retirement division, this is not always equitable for both parties.

It is crucial to keep the financial well-being of your family in mind while you are in the process of establishing your new life after marriage. The contributions that both spouses accumulate during the marriage must be carefully distributed in such a way that you are receiving the fair amount you deserve. At Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P., our retirement division attorneys have the resources to accurately evaluate your retirement holdings and proactively protect our clients’ interests. The guidelines that outline how retirement accounts can be divided are complex, but having knowledgeable and experienced representation on your side is invaluable in navigating these matters. Click here to see our divorce and property division cases.

Retirement Plans Subject to Division

When divvying retirement assets, you will need a skilled attorney to draft and execute a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO). This order allows the contents of a retirement account to be distributed between parties. Retirement assets that are subject to division include:

  • 401K
  • IRA
  • Military pension
  • Civil service retirement plan
  • Educator retirement account
  • Public employee retirement account
  • Any plan that benefits from pre-tax exemption

It is of the utmost importance to have up-to-date knowledge on all accounts subject to division. Gauging the real value of a retirement account is difficult, but a qualified attorney can ensure that you are receiving the fair amount you are due.

Contact a Retirement Division Attorney

If you have concerns about your retirement division, don’t hesitate to contact the legal team at Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. for support in the midst of your divorce. Our retirement division attorneys can help you navigate through this multi-faceted landscape. Reach out to us today at our San Antonio offices by calling (210) 349-9933 to discuss your case in further detail.

Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. 12000 Huebner Rd #200 San Antonio, TX 78230 Telephone: (210) 349-9933 Fax: (210) 349-9988
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