Susan Cohen has prepared Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and she has experience in dividing retirement benefits in Dissolution of Marriage cases.  You need to be sure that your Divorce Decree and any agreements you reach with your Spouse or Domestic Partner considers any Retirement or Pension Rights either one of you earned during your Marriage or Domestic Partnership.  You want to be sure that any Marital Settlement Agreement or Agreement Ending Your Domestic Partnership deals with any retirement or Pension rights earned during your Relationship.  But just including those Retirement Accounts in your Marital Settlement Agreement or Agreement ending your Domestic Partnership is not enough.  You also have to be sure any Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage or Ending a Domestic Partnership includes Retirement Benefits.  You also need to be sure that appropriate Qualified Domestic Relations Orders are prepared, and entered as Orders of the Court dividing those Retirement or Pension Rights, and that the QDRO Orders, after they are entered by the court, are also served on the Retirement or Pension Administrator.

 

Susan Cohen has the experience to make sure your Qualified Domestic Relations Orders are entered by the court and are served on the Retirement or Pension Plans of the parties, so that they will be enforceable at the time of Retirement.