Do-it-yourself divorce and qdro


Any help??


Dear ally123:

Greetings. Patience is a virtue, they say. If you post again to try to get a response, you actually put yourself back at the end of the line of people I respond to, as I ALWAYS respond to the oldest posts first.

Now, to your question:
A claim for equitable distribution must be filed prior to the date of divorce. If you file this claim, then in the divorce complaint, you must ask for the judge to preserve your claim for equitable distribution for the entry of the QDRO. This same language must also be included in the divorce judgment. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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I have received approval for a draft qdro for my ex’s 401k. I would like to utilize the do-it-yourself divorce process, but I am unclear about where and how the qdro is handled at this point. Can you provide some insight?