Federal Pension Lawyers in Northern Virginia
Virginia Government Retirement Benefits Divorce Lawyers
Federal government pension plans are quite different from private pension plans and fall into one of two categories: the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) or the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS). When a federal employee gets a divorce, the court may award the non-employee spouse a portion of the pension’s value.
Unlike private-sector pensions, however, there are specific rules and processes in place for how federal government pensions are divided. These processes can be extremely complex for someone who is not familiar with them. Be sure that your attorney has experience with federal benefit plans and has the ability to fully protect your interests.
The northern Virginia federal pensions divorce lawyers at Hale Ball represent clients in all aspects of federal government pension division. Whether you are the employee or the spouse, we have the experience to help you reach a positive result.
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If the court awards a portion of the pension to the non-employee spouse, a specific court order called a Court Order Acceptable for Processing, will need to be submitted to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for the division to be processed. These orders must include specific language and be submitted through proper channels in order to be accepted by the OPM.
Our attorneys are familiar with all of the requirements and deadlines inherent to these proceedings, and we have helped countless clients to obtain the pension benefits they have been awarded. The attorneys at Hale Ball can also assist with other needed changes that come with divorce, including name change. Our considerable background in these matters helps to ensure that the process goes smoothly and that there are no unnecessary delays in the approval of your benefits.
If you have a question, we encourage you to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our Northern Virginia lawyers. To make an appointment call us at the above telephone number 1-703-591-4900 or use the contact form below.
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