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Good evening! I can help you out with your legal question tonight. WA is a fifty/fifty state, but the judge will list all of the assets and debts and then help the parties split them evenly if they can't do it themselves. If she lost her job, then she can roll that 401k into an IRA or she can leave it in the 401k and it can be split into two halves through a QDRO.
Yes, any severance money she obtains while still married is half yours. If she receives that money after the divorce then it is not yours. So you need to estimate what that severance payment will be and incorporate that into the calculation of assets and liabilities.
Did you have any other follow-up questions tonight?
no, thank you.
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