Are you thinking of trying to keep the house during your divorce? Is your top goal simply to keep some consistency in your life -- and the children's lives -- by making sure you get the family home?
Your 401(k) assets represent your future financial security. However, they also represent an asset that probably needs to be divided in your divorce proceedings. If you earned and saved some of your 401(k) during the course of your marriage, then the amount of those assets you acquired during your marriage will be subject to the asset division process.