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The legal term is "QDRO" (Qualified Domestic Relations Order). It's fairly typical for a QDRO to be drafted and presented after the divorce judgment is final. This is especially true where the participant spouse (the one whose retirement plan is being divided) is not yet close to retirement age -- because, until retirement (or death), the benefits cannot be received, even though the QDRO is filed and served on the employer's retirement plan administrator.
That's said, you can certainly ask your attorney to tell you when the QDRO will be completed and filed with the court. If the answer is more than 30 days, then you may want to consider hiring a different law firm.
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