QDRO Preparation: You Have The Right To Part Of The Retirement Benefits
If you are about to be divorced or legally separated and one of the assets to be divided is a retirement plan, then you most likely need a qualified domestic relations order (“QDRO”). The Law Offices of Kearney | Baker can help you along the way.
Even if you aren’t sure you need to file for a QDRO, reach out to us for assistance.
What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order?
A QDRO is a specially designed court order that is required for the division of retirement benefits in a family law case. It is vital that you speak to an attorney that has experience with these types of orders. Our team of lawyers have decades of experience helping individuals prepare, file and receive what is theirs in a divorce–whether that be through mediation or trial.
Do I need a QDRO?
That is determined by several factors, but you should speak with an attorney if you or your spouse have any retirement benefits covered under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974.
Divorce Attorneys Experienced with Qualified Domestic Relation Orders
Most retirement plans offer standard forms that your attorney may use to draft the wording of a QDRO. However, if your share of your spouse’s retirement account is substantial you should consider hiring The Law Offices of Kearney | Baker. We specialize in family and understand the complexities surrounding QDROs. We will work tirelessly to ensure that all of the related issues in your marital settlement agreement are incorporated into your QDRO and that your rights are fully protected.
How much does a QDRO cost?
We charge a flat fee of $900 for a QDRO. There might be circumstances that add to the complexity and fee of the QDRO process but we will be transparent with you every step of the way to ensure you are informed and counseled.