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What Alaskans should know about 401(k) asset division and divorce

Divorcing couples in Alaska fall under the same community property laws that allow all assets accrued during a marriage to be divided equally during a divorce in most states. In many cases, a 401(k) retirement plan acquired during the marriage meets the criteria for community property and is subject to division during a divorce. The former spouse of the 401(k) plan holder and any eligible dependents are recognized as alternate payees on the account.