McBride QDRO Services

What is a QDRO?

QDRO stands for Qualified Domestic Relations Order, and is used as a generic term for Court Orders to transfer or divide retirement plans pursuant to divorce or legal separation, whether they are Defined Contribution Plans (eg 401(k), 457, 403(b), Thrift Savings Plan, TIAA-CREF), or Defined Benefit Plans (eg FERS, CSRS, Military, Private Pension Plans, Other public employee plans).

Why do you need a QDRO?

If, as part of your divorce or legal separation, you have agreed or have been ordered by the Court to transfer some or all of your retirement plan benefits to your former spouse, then you will need a QDRO signed by the Court for the Plan Administrator to execute the transfer.  Most IRAs do not need a QDRO, however it seems that more IRA investment firms are asking for them.

In addition to dividing retirement plans as part of a divorce for dividing marital property, they can also be used to pay for outstanding child support and alimony.

Why use McBride QDRO Services?

We have prepared thousands of QDROs since 2006 for attorneys and divorcing people.

We aim to finish drafting requested Court Orders within 48 hours after receiving the fee and  all the information we need.

All of our QDROs are guaranteed to be accepted by the Plan.  If there is ever a problem with the Plan accepting the QDRO we have drafted, we will fix it without question or cost to you.

We can help with the drafting of language in the separation agreement to avoid future conflicts about what was the intent of the parties.


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Making decisions about how retirement plans, particularly pensions, will be divided as part of your divorce, can be quite complicated.

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What do we do for you?
What do we do for you?

Once we have all the information we need to prepare your QDRO correctly, we go through a number of steps to make sure that your QDRO is correct and will be implemented by the Plan Administrator.

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Taxes and QDROs
Taxes and QDROs

There are some important tax regulations that impact retirement plans. You can avoid unnecessary taxes and tax penalties.

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