What is a QDRO?

A QDRO is pre-tax division of a 401K, IRA or Pension account.  The distribution is based on the alternate payees community property rights in a participants account.  The amount is calculated based on a court ordered formula or the distribution may be based on other factors determined by the court at the time of divorce.  A QDRO cannot be initiated until a Judgment for Dissolution is entered by the court.

How much does a QDRO cost?

$1,500 flat fee until your process is completed.  This process takes between 2-3 months.

All we need to get started is a copy of your divorce decree and a statement for the account that’s being divided.

We are not attorneys.  We help you prepare and file all necessary paperwork and serve all interested parties.  We do not represent you in court.  If a hearing becomes necessary because one party refuses to sign the QDRO, there will be a separate charge to prepare and file the motion.  You will need to attend the hearing on your own and represent yourself.

The entire QDRO process can be discussed in a consultation prior to engaging our services.  To schedule a consulation please contact our office (949) 497-9800.