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My x wife or I never filed a QDRO and its been five years.Do

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My x wife or I never filed a QDRO and its been five years.Do I have to file and is it still based on the amount that was determined five years ago.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

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.

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