Retirement benefits are important to remember when dividing marital assets. Family law judges consider retirement benefits acquired during the marriage when dividing assets in a divorce to pay child support, alimony or otherwise divide marital property.
QDRO is an acronym for Qualified Domestic Relations Order. QDROs are agreements that outline how retirement benefits or pension plans are divided between a couple after divorce. Retirement benefits or pension plans acquired during the marriage are typically divided between the parties.