Practice Tips for Optimizing Divorce Judgment Terms of Retirement Asset Division

by Jan Atwill

QDRO lawyers like myself are called on after a dissolution to implement judgment terms of retirement asset allocation. This next step of preparing a supplemental judgment and qualified domestic relations order (“QDRO”) to divide retirement assets can be complicated by ambiguities or inadequacies in the General Judgment of Dissolution (“GJ”). Often, these problems could have been avoided by the family law attorney. Here’s a quick review of key GJ terms and issues to successfully and efficiently divide retirement assets