Are my spouse’s “DROP” benefits subject to distribution in divorce proceedings?

DROP benefits, like other retirement plans, are subject to distribution to the extent of which they were accrued during the marriage. A Florida court has ruled that in any divorce finalized prior to 1998 (the year DROP began), the dependent spouse may still receive distribution from the DROP benefits if the settlement or final judgment agreed to divide the retirement benefits of the obligor spouse.


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