Divorce Judgment Language

Make sure your divorce judgment/decree protects your interest and rights including survivor benefits.


Having the correct divorce language to divide retirement benefits protects the parties from issues arising after divorce and helps secure survivor benefits if available. Based on the information provided, we will provide the most commonly agreed upon divorce language.

Divorce language services include (1) reviewing information provided and (2) providing QDROCounsel generated divorce language.

How it works

Step 1:

Identify the plan to divide or waive

Step 2:

Answer simple questions on how to divide

Step 3:

Receive sample divorce judgment language (Word Document)

The divorce judgment awards the former spouse an interest AND the QDRO facilitates the ability for the plan to pay benefits directly to the that former spouse. These are separate documents. You can prepare the QDRO at any time but if possible it is best to draft the QDRO before you finalize the divorce judgment language (1) to protect against any issues that may arise before the divorce is final and (2) to protect the former spouse’s interest in the plan. The former spouse’s interest in the plan is not secured until the QDRO is completed.

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