Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO)

Make official plans for dividing your retirement benefits

DISCUSS THE DETAILS WITH A SKILLED DIVORCE ATTORNEY LOCATED IN IN BRENTWOOD, TN

While many aspects of a divorce can be resolved relatively easily during the proceedings, reallocating retirement benefits is a notoriously complex task. A Qualified Domestic Relations Order (aka ‘QDRO’) is the specific type of court order that allows a retirement account administrator to divide a retirement account (one that is qualified under the IRS Code as a retirement account) between divorcing spouses. Most cases that involve QDROs involve a third party Attorney to draft the QDRO to ensure that it meets statutory requirements and is satisfactory for the account administrator and the Court.

If your divorce case requires a QDRO, contact The Law Office of Markham T. Jackson today at 615-376-9800, to arrange for a free case consultation about your case’s QDRO needs. We pride ourselves on providing personal, professional, and effective legal services.

WHY SHOULD YOU ALWAYS CONSULT AN ATTORNEY BEFORE SUBMITTING A QDRO?

The procedures involved in successfully submitting a QDRO can be difficult to complete without a knowledge of family law. For example, a QDRO must:

  • Satisfy the requirements of the IRS Code  

  • Satisfy Tennessee Statute

  • Comply with the account administrator's requirements 

  • Be approved by the court before taking effect.

A skilled family law Attorney will ensure that everything is drafted and filed correctly and increases the likelihood that the account administrator and court will both approve the order. Contact The Law Office of Markham T. Jackson today to learn more about the process of drafting and filing a QDRO.