If you are dividing a 401(k) or pension as part of
A QDRO for a pension differs by company. Some companies will immediately transfer the amount designated to the non-titled
Attorneys do not typically prepare QDROs, as they are prepared by actuaries and companies specializing in QDROs. Attorneys often have QDRO preparers who they work with and contract for these services for a fee. It is common that both spouses share in the cost of the QDRO preparation. When it has been completed, signed, and preapproved by the plan administrator (if that service is offered), the QDRO is entered as an Order by the Court and sent to the plan administrator to be fulfilled.
Diana N. Fredericks, a family law attorney at Gebhardt & Kiefer, P.C. Diana works with clients whose needs lie in all areas of matrimonial and family law.