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Retirement accounts need to be divided in a divorce. Unlike other community property, retirement plans

are not automatically divided. A QDRO is required during or even after a divorce is final.

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Common questions

When does a QDRO take effect?

QDROs go into effect when a court filed QDRO is submitted to the plan administrator and they complete their administrative tasks.

Where to file a QDRO

A QDRO is filed under the same jurisdiction (Court house) your divorce was filed in. 

Who initiates the QDRO

There is no rule as to who should initiate a QDRO; either party can initiate the QDRO process.

Who pays the QDRO fees?

There is no obligation for either of the parties to pay for the QDRO; it is common practice to split the cost between both parties.

Why is a QDRO necessary?

A QDRO is a document qualified by the court instructing a pension plan administrator on how to divide a plan. Without a QDRO, the plan administrator will not distribute funds.

How QDROs work

A QDRO is a court order that divides a retirement account when there is a divorce either by a percentage or a monetary figure award.


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