What happens when one of the parties in a divorce dies before a pension is divided? Is it possible to divide a pension pre-judgement with a qualified domestic relations order? What about post judgement? Does it matter whether the plan at issue is a public or private plan? Louise Nixon answers these questions and more […]
What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order? A QDRO is a court order which is used to divide pension rights between divorcing spouses, or to collect alimony or child support from a private employee benefit plan. QDROs are complex legal documents and should be prepared only by a qualified and experienced attorney. How do you […]
What should every family law attorney know about retirement benefits? What are the different types of retirement benefits? Why divide with a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO)? How does the family law attorney ensure survivor benefits? Does it matter whether the plan is a public or private plan?