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Funds in 457K plan are considered community asset and is divided during divorce.How to divide assets is a matter of agreement OR will be based on the divorce court ruling.We may not protect assets by moving them one way or another - but must defend your position in the court.You may elect to convert funds from 457 plan to Roth IRA. But should be aware - that is only possible after you've left the employer sponsoring the plan and only eligible distributions from 457b plan may be converted. If you have a 457f plan - those plans are not eligible for Roth IRA conversion.
Even you will convert funds into Roth IRA - that still will be considered community assets - and might be a subject to division during divorce. So - you will have the same issue.
If you elect to convert funds into Roth IRA account - that account still will be in your name.
You may not change the name on that account to your son.But you may name your son a beneficiary of that account - so he will inherit your account after you pass away.