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Yes, in order for any retirement plan to honor the court order, the QDRO has to be filed and signed by the court and served on the plan administrator. If this is not done, the plan administrator cannot pay out the money until they receive the QDRO. The amounts are based upon the date of the agreement dividing the accounts.