Month: September 2023

Do I need a QDRO if the entire retirement benefit is awarded to the participant or the nonmember spouse?

The only reason to get a QDRO is if any share of retirement benefits (including any survivor benefits) are being assigned to a nonmember ex-spouse (alternate payee). So if the alternate payee is awarded 100% of the participant’s retirement account, you still need a QDRO and the award should be 100% of the retirement account. […]