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COMMUNITY PROPERTY AND LACERA BENEFITS

LACERA provides this information to assist counsel of LACERA members involved in a dissolution of marriage, legal separation, or termination of a domestic partnership. Parties to such actions who choose to represent themselves (in pro per or pro se) may also utilize the information presented herein.

DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE: DRAFTING COURT ORDERS AFFECTING LACERA MEMBERS

LACERA provides a Community Property Guide: A Handbook for Drafting Court Orders Affecting LACERA Members to assist counsel of LACERA members involved in a dissolution of marriage, legal separation, or termination of a domestic partnership. Parties to such actions who choose to represent themselves (in pro per or pro se) may also utilize the information presented in the brochure.

LACERA retirement benefits are administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 (CERL), Government Code Section 31450, et seq. The brochure summarizes applicable law and offers guidelines for fashioning appropriate court orders.

To assist in the preparation of such orders, the Community Property Guide: A Handbook for Drafting Court Orders Affecting LACERA Members includes a section containing sample language that may be included in a domestic relations order to direct the division of a member's retirement allowance.

Sample Language for Court Orders

Although every effort has been made to accurately summarize applicable law, this brochure may not be used to estop LACERA, nor may any provision of this brochure be read as contradicting case law or statute.

Order a Community Property Guide from the Brochures & Forms page.

MEMBER INFORMATION: DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE AND LACERA BENEFITS

Members seeking information regarding the effect of a dissolution of marriage or termination of a domestic partnership on their LACERA retirement benefits may wish to visit the Active-Dissolution of Marriage or Retirees-Dissolution of Marriage sections.

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