My wife and I separated after I had 14 years in the NC State Employees Retirement System. The retirement account had a specific value at separation (approx $45k). Should equitable distribution be based on the years of creditable service (e.g. She gets half of 14/30 of the payout assuming I work 30 years) or based on its current value? I imagine the account will gain much greater value in the second half of my career relative to the first half. What is the formula for distributing this?