How do I get a judge to sign a QDRO?
The former spouse (Alternate Payee) does not have to sign the QDRO. Technically only the Judge’s signature is required by the Plan. The QDRO can be sent to the Judge for signature with a letter asking the Judge to sign it if no objection is received from the other party within 5 days – copy of both to both spouses.
Is there a time limit on a QDRO?
In general, there is no time limit on when a Probate and Family Court will review and issue a QDRO. Unfortunately, the same is not always true when it comes to retirement plan administrators, particularly if a participant dies before a QDRO is filed.
Can an ex spouse collect your pension?
If a pension is divided between divorcing spouses, it must generally be done at the time of divorce when other marital assets are divided. Most retirement plans will pay pension benefits directly to divorced spouses if the domestic relations order meets certain requirements.