In addition, there are some types of property that are not divisible on divorce. (Two examples are: Social Security Benefits and Veteran’s Administration Benefits). Certain other governmental benefits such as Railroad Retirement Benefits/Annuities have specific laws and guidelines that must be followed and are different from any other types of plan.
If you are divorcing, or if a divorce is a possibility in the near future, you cannot just assume that everything will be split down the middle. Be sure to reveal information about bonuses and commissions (current and future) to your divorce attorney. Also give very specific information about any retirement benefits, annuities and plans that are possessed by you and your spouse.