Divorce Concerns for Federal Workers

Divorce presents many complicated financial and emotional issues. There are special considerations associated with federal workers or military personnel. If you are employed by the government and are seeking divorce representation, it is important to consult with a family law attorney who is aware of how family law relates to members of the military and federal workforce.

At the Law Offices of Cynthia M. Lifson, conveniently located in Columbia, Towson, Owings Mills, Annapolis, we put our proven legal skills and negotiation methods to work for you. Attorney Lifson has more than twenty years of experience assisting clients through the divorce process, and she knows how to protect your interests.

If you are a federal employee or member of the military considering divorce, contact a Columbia divorce lawyer today by e-mail to set up a mutually convenient time to find out more about how we work with clients, or call us at 410.531.1619 to set up a free initial telephone consultation. We are ready to put experience and personal service to work for you.

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We will explain how each area of divorce relates to you as a federal worker or military member, or as a spouse of a federal worker or member of the military, including:

  • Divorce
  • Property division
  • Child support and alimony/spousal support
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Post-divorce modifications
  • Retirement benefits and other retirement issues
  • Health insurance benefits

No matter what issue you are dealing with during your divorce, the attorneys at our Columbia divorce law firm are prepared to assist you. We also provide mediation services to allow for a possible resolution of your matter which may keep you out of court and save you money.

Retirement Accounts, Benefits and Divorce

Retirement accounts and pension plans may be a significant part of a family’s marital property. This means that upon divorce they must be dealt with appropriately. It is important to understand that certain specific rules apply to federal pensions and other retirement accounts.

You may also have questions regarding individual retirement accounts (IRA’s), thrift savings plans (TSPs), other types of savings plans, (401(k)) plans, federal employee retirement system accounts (FERS) and health insurance policies. We are knowledgeable in these areas of property division and will explain how to best protect your interests during your divorce. We can advise you regarding:

  • The Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS)
  • Federal Employee Retirement Systems (FERS)
  • Survivor benefits
  • Military pensions

Contact Our Maryland Divorce Law Firm

Contact a Columbia divorce lawyer today via e-mail to set up a telephone consultation at a mutually convenient time to find out more about how we work with clients. You may also call our law firm directly at 410.531.1619.