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Can a QDRO be drafted pursuant to a divorce from Bed and Board?

Terry from Annapolis, MD asks, "Can a QDRO be drafted pursuant to a divorce from Bed and Board?" Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® answers, "Yes, so long as a Divorce action ...
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I can't get my former spouse to sign the QDRO - how do I get the QDRO filed?

Jim from Tampa, FL asks, "I can’t get my former spouse to sign the QDRO – how do I get the QDRO filed?" Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® answers, "QDROs must be ...
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What is the function of the Plan Administrator/Recordkeeper and what is this Plan's method of QDRO implementation?

Kennedy from Rochester, NY asks, "What is the function of the Plan Administrator/Recordkeeper and what is this Plan’s method of QDRO implementation?" Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan ...
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What is the difference between Pension Evaluators® at Troyan, Inc.® and other QDRO preparation services online?

Janet from Fresno, CA asks, "What is the difference between Pension Evaluators® at Troyan, Inc.® and other QDRO preparation services online?" Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ...
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Is the Alternate Payee able to begin receiving benefits before the Participant separates from service or begins receiving benefits?

Joe from Fort Worth, TX asks, "Is the Alternate Payee able to begin receiving benefits before the Participant separates from service or begins receiving benefits?" Pension Evaluators ® ...
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Do all QDROs have the same provisions?

Susanne from McLean, VA asks, "Do all QDROs have the same provisions?" Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® answers, "No. Each QDRO we craft has different indicia based upon ...
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Do I Need a QDRO?

Taylor from Poughkeepsie, NY asks, "Do I need a QDRO?" Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® answers, "If you or your spouse earned retirement benefits through employment during ...
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What is a QDRO?

Alexander from Queens, NY asks, "What is a QDRO?" Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® answers, "The acronym "QDRO” is defined as a Qualified Domestic Relations ...
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Is there a limit on what percentage of the retirement plan benefit that can be assigned to someone else under a QDRO?

Jim from Tampa, FL asks, "Is there a limit on what percentage of the retirement plan benefit that can be assigned to someone else under a QDRO?" Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® ...
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What kind of benefits could I expect under a QDRO?

Brittany from Brooklyn, NY asks, "What kind of benefits could I expect under a QDRO?" Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® answers, "The amount, type and timing of benefits ...
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Can I do a QDRO by myself?

Morgan from Princeton, NJ asks, "Can I do a QDRO by myself?" Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® answers, "No, a legally enforceable Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) ...
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What laws control QDROs?

Andre from Washington, D.C. asks, "What laws control QDROs?" Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® answers, "A QDRO must contain certain information which is outlined in the ...
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Should I get help preparing the QDRO?

Lauren from Dayton, OH asks, "Should I get help preparing the QDRO?" Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® answers, "If possible, you should talk to someone with expertise in ...
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How can a QDRO be used as part of a divorce?

Abigail from Garland, TX asks, "How can a QDRO be used as part of divorce?" Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® answers, "A Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) can be ...
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When can a QDRO be issued?

Anthony from Phoenix, AZ asks, "When can a QDRO be issued?" Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® answers, "Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO’s) are used as ...
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Can the plan Participant and Alternate Payee choose different ways to receive payment?

Kelly from Alexandria, VA asks, "Can the plan Participant and Alternate Payee choose different ways to receive payment?" Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® answers, "Yes. If ...
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What if the plan participant remarries?

Kevin from Irvine, CA asks, "What if the plan participant remarries?" Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® answers, "If the divorced Participant remarries before retiring, the ...
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What if the participant dies before retirement?

Angela from Middletown, RI asks, "What if the participant dies before retirement?" Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® answers, "A QDRO may provide that all or a portion of ...
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What happens if I don't get a QDRO?

Catherine from Manhattan, NY asks, "What happens if I don't get a QDRO?" Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® answers, "Depending on your situation, you may not get any ...
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What do I file in court?

Paula from Houston, TX asks, "What do I file in court?" Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® answers, "If you are filing the QDRO at your hearing : The original completed QDRO ...
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Does my former spouse have to sign the QDRO?

Camille from Gainesville, FL asks, "Does my former spouse have to sign the QDRO?" Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® answers, "Usually you and your ex-spouse write the QDRO ...
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Do federal government employees need QDROs to divide federal retirement benefits?

Luis from Howell, NJ asks, "Do federal government employees need QDROs to divide federal retirement benefits?" Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® answers, "You need a special ...
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What should the ex-spouse of a military person do to receive the court-ordered military retirement pay?

Maddie from Plainfield, IL asks, "What should the ex-spouse of a military person do to receive the court-ordered military retirement pay?" Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® ...
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Do QDROs affect health plan benefits?

Debbie from Ocean View, DE asks, "Do QDROs affect health plan benefits?" Pension Evaluators ® at Troyan Inc. ® answers, "A QDRO is used to divide benefits payable under a ...
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