QDRO Attorney Resources

These resources are provided to help divorce attorneys with understanding the QDRO issues in their clients’ divorce cases before they engage the services of a QDRO attorney.

Information the Divorce Attorney needs to have

What retirement benefits need to be divided by a QDRO Attorney?

retirement plan documents and pen

  • Any ERISA Qualified Plan – these include pensions, 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, 457 plans
  • Federal Government Retirement Systems – United States Military retirements, Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)
  • State and Local Government Retirement Systems – Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), Teachers Retirement System of Oklahoma (TRSO), TIAA-CREF, Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)
  • Individual 401(k) Plans and Keogh Plans
  • Railroad Retirement Board – Only Tier 2 benefits are assignable

What retirement benefits do not need a QDRO Attorney?

  • Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) and Roth IRA
  • Simplified Employee Pensions (SEP) and SEP-IRA

These resources do not constitute legal advice and their use does not create an attorney-client relationship with any individual or institution. Always engage the services of a QDRO attorney before making decisions of consequence regarding the division or assignment of retirement benefits between parties to a divorce or legal separation.

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