My clients view their retirement accounts as part of their financial security. It is very important to them and must be handled correctly. There are so many different types of retirements: pensions, deferred compensations, IRA's, 401(k) and others. Each is unique and must be divided in a way that is fair and with consideration of the tax consequences for the parities. The division of retirements can effect spousal support and long term happiness. If not done correctly, a spouse can lose a substantial financial asset.