The only way to divide a retirement account in divorce, is with a QDRO.

Professional QDRO Preparation Services, available for all 50 states.

Online QDROs start at $299 + Filing fees*

*All QDROs must be filed with the court

and served on the plan to be enacted.

First things First!

Place a hold on any or all retirement accounts with a Notice of Adverse Interest.

The age old adage, what is mine is yours and what's yours is mine does not apply to retirement plans until a QDRO is put in place. So to protect your share of the account before the QDRO can be filed. A Notice of Adverse Interest will freeze the plan assets so they cannot be liquidated until the QDRO process is complete. This prevents one spouse from unilaterally withdrawing the community property in the retirement account.

$99 + Overnight Expedite options available

Judgment Language

First order of business. Place a hold on any or all retirement accounts.

The age old adage, what is mine is yours and what's yours is mine does not apply to retirement plans until a QDRO is put in place. So to protect your share of the account before the QDRO can be filed. A Notice of Adverse Interest will freeze the plan assets so they cannot be liquidated until the QDRO process is complete. This prevents one spouse from unilaterally withdrawing the community property in the retirement account.

$99 + Overnight Expedite options available

Pension Appraisal

A pension appraisal should be consider when dividing an account with separate property or when there have been loans taken against the retirement account.

Our Pension Appraisal start at $199

QDRO Coaching Services

Phone assistance to help complete your Online QDRO questionnaire

Although our service is thoughtfully designed to be user-friendly and intuitive, we recognize that you may appreciate guidance during the process. That's why we provide a QDRO Coaching service, where we'll personally guide you through the intake form to ensure you have the utmost confidence in the accuracy of the information you've provided.

$50 for a 15 minute call.

Online QDRO Preparation Services

Welcome to QDROCounsel, where we strive to make QDROs (Qualified Domestic Relations Orders) more accessible and affordable. A team of experienced QDRO attorneys founded QDROCounsel with the goal of preparing QDROs in a fair and equitable manner for both parties involved. If you're going through an uncontested divorce and need to divide a pension plan or multiple plans, we are here to assist you. Contact us today for expert QDRO preparation services.

When do you need a QDRO?

When you get a divorce, the only way to get money paid from one spouse’s retirement account to the other spouse is with a QDRO.


A QDRO (sounds like ‘Quad-ro’) is a court order required to divide retirement accounts. A QDRO allows for payment to the other spouse for marital or community property and also to collect alimony or child support. You need a domestic relations order to divide all types of retirement plans whether from a private company or a public entity.

Learn more about why you need a QDRO

Most common types of plans

Defined Benefits Plans (DBP)

Defined Contribution Plans (DCP)

City & State Plans

Federal Employee Plans

Military Plans

Railroad Retirement Plans

Thrift Savings Plans (TSP)

Most common plans requiring a QDRO

  • 401(k) / 401(a) / 403(b)
  • Traditional IRA
  • Roth IRA
  • SEP IRA
  • Tax-Sheltered Annuity
  • 457(b)
  • Solo 401(k)

QDROs for Support

A QDRO for Support is a court order that allows for payment for support, whether it is child support, spousal support or alimony. QDROCounsel can help you find out exactly how much you are owed in back support. We then create a QDRO to be signed by a judge and served on the plan administrator. No more chasing your ex spouse around in order to receive support payments owed to you. The best part is under federal law, the attorneys fees you may incur in the process can be included in the QDRO for support. Depending on your situation, you can receive ongoing support, back support owed, accrued interest and attorneys fees. You have nothing to lose!

Get started with a QDRO for Support

We can prepare QDROs for all 50 States

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Some states will not accept QDROs for city and state public plans. If you're unsure whether or not your state will divide you public plan, give us a call


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