Using QDROs to Collect Arrears

Using QDROs to Collect Arrears

{2 minutes to read}  Often when people get divorced, they agree that either child support or maintenance (alimony) will be paid for some years into the future. For all kinds of reasons, both good and bad, payments are not made the way they’re supposed to be, and...
Social Security and Divorce

Social Security and Divorce

{2:30 minutes to read}  Social Security retirement benefits are not treated in the same way pensions, 401(k)s and all other retirement plans are treated. In fact, the rules surrounding Social Security specifically state they cannot be divided up as if they were...
Some Plans Do Not Accept QDROs

Some Plans Do Not Accept QDROs

{3:00 minutes to read}  A while ago, The Huffington Post featured an article with this headline: “How to make sure your divorce lawyer does not screw up your retirement benefits.” That surely should have gotten a little more attention than it did. One of...
Already Retired: Do You Need a QDRO?

Already Retired: Do You Need a QDRO?

{5:00 minutes to read} Recently I was consulted by two attorneys about how to handle a QDRO where the husband was already retired and the wife was still working. One of the things to note about this type of situation is that the pension that is already being paid out...