In the state of Maryland is the split of retirement assets set by law at 50/50 or is it negotiable and can be set at something different by the parties? Would a judge ever split retirement assets differently than 50/50? The primary assets we have are the house (which I made all the payments for over 20 years) and our respective retirement accounts. If the standard calculation is used, he would get 43% of my 401k and 50% of my 457 and I get a third of his defined benefit plan. He ends up being better off in retirement than he is working while I am much worse off. I earned 3x the amount he does throughout the marriage. This all seems very unfair and lawyers are telling me there's nothing that can b done even if I find a smoking gun (like adultery or something).
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