A Qualified domestic relations order or QDRO is a legal order subsequent to a divorce or legal separation that splits and changes ownership of a retirement plan to give the divorced spouse their share of the asset or pension plan. QDROs may grant ownership in the participant’s (employee’s) pension plan to an alternate payee, who must be a spouse, former spouse, child or other dependent of the participant (Wikipedia, 17 August 2012).
What Forms Do I Need to File at Court With My QDRO?
Filing a QDRO is similar to filing a family law OSC in that the court forms are as numerous and just as important as the actual pleading itself. Filing your QDRO always requires filing Judicial Council Court Forms in addition to the actual QDRO pleading, some are mandatory and some are optional for use only in contested divorces.