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QDRO Preparation
QDRO Review
Consulting Work on Pension Division in Divorce

QDRO Preparation

QDRO-law provides comprehensive QDRO services that only a law firm can provide. For each pension plan or retirement account that the court has divided between the spouses in a divorce, QDRO-law

    Reviews the final divorce decree for language about the pension plan or retirement account division

    Investigates the benefits, rights and features of the pension plan or retirement account

    Determines the applicable legal requirements for the division of the pension plan or retirement account

    Prepares a draft QDRO in accordance with the divorce decree

    Forwards (in most cases) the draft QDRO to the pension plan administrator for preliminary review

    Negotiates changes in the draft QDRO with the pension plan administrator

    Circulates the QDRO for revision, comments, and signature by the spouses and their divorce attorneys (if any)

    Responds to questions about the QDRO from the spouses and their divorce attorneys (if any)

    Files the QDRO in the court where the divorce occurred (must be an Oregon, Washington, or Idaho divorce)

    Obtains a court-certified copy of the QDRO signed by the judge

    Forwards the court-certified copy of the QDRO to the pension plan administrator for final review

    Obtains a written determination from the pension plan administrator that the QDRO satisfies applicable legal requirements

    Reviews the pension plan administrator's written determination for consistency with the terms of the QDRO

    Notifies the spouses and their divorce attorneys (if any) that the QDRO has been accepted by the pension plan administrator

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QDRO Review

If you have been given a QDRO to sign that divides a pension plan benefit or retirement account incident to divorce, QDRO-law will review the document, give you legal advice about whether you should sign it, and propose and negotiate any needed changes.

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Consulting Work on Pension Division in Divorce

QDRO-law consults with clients and divorce attorneys on all issues involving pension division in divorce.

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