Greetings. If your goal is to protect your retirement, you will likely have to distribute other assets to your wife in lieu of your retirement. My suggestion is that you hire an attorney who can do a financial analysis with their in house CPA for you, like the one we perform for our clients, and tell you all the options on how to protect your retirement. It can be done.
Also, is she asking for alimony? Thank you.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax
10925 David Taylor Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
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