Q: What is the date of valuation for a 401k? The date of separation or the date of divorce?
A: Typically it is the date of divorce, but not ALWAYS. There are times when the parties may agree to a different "valuation date". This may occur in the event the parties are separated for a long period of time before divorce or for other reasons. I'd say if there are no such strange circumstances or special agreements, you can safely assume that it's referring to the date of divorce.
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