Pensions and Retirement Funds Community property also applies
to pensions and retirement funds and profit sharing and stock plans. Generally each
spouse has a right to one-half interest in the spouses plan, but ONLY for the number
of years of the marriage. The longer your marriage, the greater your financial interest
is in each other's plan. If you or your spouse have retirement plans, you will need
to file a document with the court that is called a Qualified Domestic Relations
Order, or a QDRO to divide the plan. This is a very specialized legal document that
almost always requires professional assistance to prepare.