The wife (dependent spouse) and I (supporting spouse) have agreed on the terms of the separation agreement. Part of that agreement is that she will get my Pension Plan funds via a QDRO. The QDRO has been written and has been approved by the administrator of the Pension Plan. As I understand the next step is to get the QDRO to a judge. My questions are:
1.) I understand that a complaint for equitable distribution needs to be filed. Who files the complaint? Is it the dependent spouse?
2.) From reading on this forum it appears that a friendly complaint for equitable distribution needs to be filed. The filing will be in Union County (District 20B), NC. I have found the “Complaint for Equitable Distribution Pretrial Order”. That form has many appendices to be completed. It appears to cover more items than we want to put before the court. We have agreed on the distribution, we just need to get the QDRO before a judge. Does the Complaint for Equitable Distribution Pretrial Order get filed for this case or is there a simpler form that can be used? What is that simpler form title?
3.) What supporting documents and other documents will be needed with the filing? i.e. cover page, etc.
Thank you for your help