Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) Attorney

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QDRO Attorney in Virginia Beach, VA 

Qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs) are a complicated part of many family law disputes and divorces. If you have questions about QDROs or are searching for a lawyer to assist you with getting one, you have come to the right place. This page offers essential information about these legal orders. Should you have specific questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We would gladly arrange for you to consult one of our experienced Virginia Beach QDRO attorneys. 

At The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, we tirelessly support and advocate for clients in all types of family law cases. For 25+ years, ours has been a firm that countless people throughout Virginia Beach and other areas in Hampton Roads have trusted. Allow us to be your guide for all things to do with QDROs. 

Call (757) 267-4949 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. 

What to Know About QDROs

A QDRO is a court order that gives an “alternate payee” the right to receive all or a portion of a retirement plan participant’s benefits. QDROs apply to 401(k), 403(b), and other similar plans. They do not apply to IRAs. 

Who Can Be an Alternate Payee?

Only four categories of people can qualify to be an alternative payee. 

These include a plan participant’s:

  • Ex-spouse
  • Child
  • Legal dependent 

Why Courts Enact QDROs

Retirement assets you or your spouse gain during marriage can be subject to distribution in divorce. As a result, the courts may enact a QDRO to divide marital property equitably, but will require one or both parties to prepare the QDRO for entry. An attorney can help you with this. 

Similarly, a QDRO may be necessary to allow you or your ex-spouse to receive retirement funds to satisfy the terms of a child or spousal support agreement.

How to Get a QDRO

The first thing you should do when facing this issue is consult one of our experienced attorneys. Our lawyer can guide you through the QDRO process - including preparation of any necessary documentation and entry of court orders to ensure your assets are divided properly under valid agreements and final decrees of divorce. 

The next steps include:

  • Properly drafting the QDRO so that it adheres to Virginia law and reflects your intentions 
  • Submitting the order for court approval 
  • Notifying the appropriate retirement plan administrator once the order has been approved

Partner with Our Virginia Beach QDRO Attorneys

Securing a QDRO could be a crucial step toward receiving the assets, child support, or spousal support you deserve. With such an important matter, turn to professionals with decades of experience and a track record of doing what is best for families. Turn to our Virginia Beach QDRO attorneys. 

Our attorneys can: 

  • Draft and review your QDRO, ensuring it is tailored to your needs and complies with pertinent laws and regulations
  • Advocate for your best interests in negotiations that deal with dividing the retirement fund
  • Represent you in court proceedings for the approval and implementation of the order
  • Communicate with the retirement plan administrator and address any concerns they raise

To enlist the help of our firm, simply reach out online or give us a call. We will gladly arrange a consultation, during which you can discuss your situation, legal options, and next steps for working with us. 

Get in touch with our firm by calling (757) 267-4949 today. 

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