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Is a QDRO really necessary to divide retirement benefits?

Frank from Brooklyn, NY asks, "Is a QDRO really necessary to divide retirement benefits?" Spencer Olsen from Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® , answers, "The short answer ...
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What is the "Evaluation Date" Used for QDRO Purposes?

Jamie, from Bethesda, MD, asks, "What is the "Evaluation Date" that is used in the QDRO's?" Spencer Olsen from Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® , answers, ...
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What is an Example of When a QDRO Dollar Appraisal is Ordered?

Kevin, from Franklin Park, NJ, asks, "How do I know whether I need to get a QDRO Dollar Appraisal of not? Can you provide an example of when it would be ordered?" Spencer Olsen from Pension ...
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Why Should I Hire a QDRO Expert to Prepare and Submit my QDRO if the model QDRO is Already Available?

Sarah from Brooklyn, NY, asks, "Why should I hire a QDRO expert to prepare and moreso, submit, my QDRO, instead of using the Model QDRO available from the plan? Spencer Olsen from Pension ...
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What if my former spouse doesn't agree with the QDRO? Does he have to sign it?

Jennifer, from St. Louis, MO, asks "What if my former spouse doesn't agree to sign the QDRO?" Brett Disdale from Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® , answers, "This is an ...
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Will my Wife Receive 1/2 of my Pension Benefits if we Divorce? What if I Have a Government Pension and Don't Pay into Social Security

Adam from Beltsville, MD, asks, "Will my wife receive half of my pension benefits if we get divorced? What if I have a government pension I don't pay into Social Security?" Brett Disdale ...
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Won't the Judge Automatically Do a QDRO If It's Part of the Divorce?

Devin, from Cleveland, OH, asks, "Won't the Judge automatically do a QDRO if it's part of the divorce?" Spencer Olsen from Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® , answers, ...
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Will Receiving a Portion of my Husband's Pension Affect Child Support Payments?

Penny, from San Fransisco, CA asks, "Will Receiving a Portion of my Husband's Pension Affect Child Support Payments?" Spencer Olsen from Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® , ...
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Will My Soon-To-Be Ex-Wife Be Entitled To Any Pension I Earn After Our Divorce?

Q. Andy from Dallas, TX, asks, " I am getting divorced. Will my soon-to-be ex-wife be due any of pension I earn after our divorce?" A. Spencer Olsen from Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan ...
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How Long Will I Have to Wait for My Loan Proceeds?

Q. Ryan J. of Wisconsin asks : "How Long Will I Have to Wait for My Loan Proceeds?" Brett Disdale from Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® , answers: "Once a loan is approved ...
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Do I Have To Pay To Give My Former Spouse a Survivor Benefit Through the New Jersey State Retirement System?

Q. James K, of New Jersey wants to know: "Do I have to pay to give my former spouse a Survivor Benefit? I'm a member of the New Jersey State Retirement System." A. Spencer Olsen of ...
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Can I Pick Up My Check From Your Offices?

Q. Daniel H. of Louisiana asks: "Can I pick up my check from your offices?" A. Brett Disdale from Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® , answers: "No. We do not have the ...
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What Is a 10-Year Tax Option?

Q. Tim R. of Massachusetts asks: "What is a 10-Year Tax Option?" A. Spencer Olsen of Pension Evaluators® at Troyan Inc.®, responds: " The 10-year tax option is a special formula ...
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Can I Use My Account to Pay Child Support or Alimony?

Q. Makayla G. of Kentucky asks: "Can I Use My Account to Pay Child Support or Alimony?" A. Brett Disdale from Pension Evaluators® at Troyan Inc.®, answers : "All or part of your ...
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What Do I Need To Do To Get Money Out Of My Plan?

Q. Kassidy R. of Minnesota asks : "What Do I Need to Do to Get Money Out of My Plan?" A. Brett Disdale from Pension Evaluators® at Troyan Inc.®, answers: "If you would like to ...
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What Is the Divorce Relevant Difference Between Community Property and Separate Property? How Can It Affect Owning a Business?

Q. Howard D. of California asks : "What Is the Divorce Relevant Difference Between Community Property and Separate Property. I Am a Business Owner How Does This Affect Me?" A. Brett Disdale ...
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Why Do I Need a Pension Evaluation If Contributions Identify a Dollar Amount? Are Contributions Part of My Pension?

Q. John David of Waco, Texas : "Why Do I Need a Pension Evaluation If Contributions Identify a Dollar Amount? Are Contributions a Part of My Pension?" A. Evan from Pension Evaluators ® ...
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May a QDRO Require That Payments Be Made to the Guardian of an Alternate Payee?

Q. Theodore P. of Wyoming wants to know : "May a QDRO Require That Payments Be Made to the Guardian of an Alternate Payee?" Brad, in the Pension Department, of Pension Evaluators ® at ...
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If I Have Not Contributed to Social Security, How Will the Evaluation of My Plan be Affected?

James C. of Pennsylvania asks : "I Am a Member of the CSRS Plan through My Employment with US Postal Service for the Past 30 years. Under the CSRS Plan, I Have Not Contributed to Social Security ...
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Does Troyan Perform Evaluations For Military Pensions? What Is Needed In Order To Do So?

Peter M. of Connecticut asks : "As a Member of the Navy for 25 Years, I Am Now Going Through a Divorce and Need To Have My Military Pension Evaluated. Does Your Firm Perform Military Pension ...
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Why is a Properly Drafted QDRO So Important?

Q. Michelle H. of Louisiana wants to know: "Why is a Properly Drafted QDRO So Important?" A. Spencer from the QDRO Department of Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan, Inc. ® writes: " ...
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Can I Just Use the Model QDRO Form Given to Me By the Plan Administrator?

Q. Matthew T. of West Virginia wants to know: "Can I Just Use the Model QDRO Form Given to Me By the Plan Administrator?" A. Spencer, from the QDRO Department of Pension Evaluators ® at ...
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What Is a Pension Evaluation and Why Should I Have an Evaluation Performed?

Q. Cathy R. of New York asks: "I Am Going Through a Divorce and Do Not Have Any Retirement Plans. My Ex-Husband, On the Other Hand, Has a Pension and 401(k) Plan. I Am Told I Have To Get a ...
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When Should the QDRO Process Be Initiated?

Q. Charles W. of Oklahoma asks: "When Should the QDRO Process Be Initiated?" A. Brett from the QDRO Department of Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan, Inc. ® responds: " As soon as ...
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Who Determines Whether An Order Will Become a QDRO or Not?

Q. Marissa B. of Wisconsin wants to know: "Who Determines Whether An Order Will Become a QDRO or Not?" A. Spencer from the QDRO Department of Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan, Inc. ® ...
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