Under Louisiana law, most retirement benefits that have accrued or become vested during the marriage are community property and therefore held with equal interest by both parties. Louisiana provides two different mechanisms for allocation of these assets to one party or another during a divorce proceeding. Each method has relative merits depending on the situation.
The lack of competent legal support during the division of retirement assets can cause great damage to your financial stability both now and in the future. For numerous years, New Orleans’ area divorce petitioners have turned to George Read Coleman and Scott Richards Samuel to help select the appropriate approach in asset distribution and to preserve as much of their retirement assets as is allowed under Louisiana law.
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