QDRO DRAFTING - QDRO ATTORNEY
QUALIFIED DOMESTIC RELATIONS ORDERS
ALL RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS
DEFINED BENEFITS (PENSIONS)
DEFINED CONTRIBUTIONS (IE 401K 403B)
(904) 739-4654 in Jacksonville, FL
In a divorce case, Court Orders specifying how to allocate the proceeds of a Pension Plan or 401K Plan are called QDROs. QDRO stands for Qualified Domestic Relations Order. Our firm prepares these orders and gets them pre-approved by the plan administrators so that they can be signed by the Judge and executed. Our firm has been doing QDROs for may years. We will make sure that the documents are pre-approved and ready to be properly submitted to the Court. Michael Howard is a licensed attorney. He has been in practice over twenty five years. It is adviseable to only use a licensed attorney when drafting and getting Court Orders signed. We are also available to represent you in Court if any problems arise in getting the QDRO signed by the Court.
Whether it's a Pension Plan, an IRA, an ESOP, a 401(k) account, a 403(b) account or any other type of retirement account, we are here to help. You will speak directly with an attorney who has the expereince to handle QDROs. Our office is based in Jacksonville, FL but we can handle QDROs for most states.
QDRO CONSULTATION WITH QDRO ATTORNEY
Whether it's a QDRO for an IRA, a 401(k), and ESOP, a 403(b), a pension or any other type retirement account, please call us today. If you have a copy of your final judgment, we can review it to make sure that everything is in order.
We also do Military retirement accounts.
We are able to draft the QDRO before or after the divorce case is finalized.
Ask to speak with Mr. Howard personally. Initial QDRO consultations are complimentary and include looking at the Final Judgment of Divorce and/or Settlement Agreements.
Our firm will give you one on one attorney consultation and is able to locate QDRO Plan Administrator information for you if necessary. We have staff with QDRO compliance and subject matter experience that assists in expediting and drafting the QDRO. We deal with many different Plan Administrators and are knowledgeable on QDRO law and procedures. We are happy to provide a consultation and review your Divorce Decree before you sign up with us. Mr. Howard will speak to you personally about your case.
Our firm has experience with all types of QDRO administration including but not limited to 401k and pension plans, Feel free to contact us before or after your divorce is finalized. If you contact us ahead of time we can provide a language review for the Divorce decree. This helps to ensure that you do not have to go back to Court to have your divorce decree amended. Having a lawyer review and draft your paperwork is an excellent way to ensure that the process will go smoothly.
Our fees are very reasonable and competitive. We strive to provide personal, informative and courteous service in regard to drafting your QDRO. We accept all major credit cards and give disounts for additional QDROs.
We are also available to review QDROs that have been prepared by your ex-spouse and submitted to you prior to being signed by the Court. If you are in this type of situation, having an attorney with experience in this area review it could be very helpful to make sure that it is in compliance with the Court's order in the final judgment.
We also have experience with Military COAPs and can assit you in this aspect of drafting documents that allocate military pensions and 401K type instruments. These documents can be complex with different or additional requirements than utilized in QDROs. In these cases, it is important that your divorce decree has the proper language that will allow the government to approve the Court Order. Our firm is available to review the divorce decree language. There are deadlines that may exist and also special forms that may need to be executed. Our firm can guide you through this process.
Contact us today for a free consultation. Our prices are very competitive and our staff is experienced. We are located in Jacksonville, Florida. At The Law Office of Michael R. Howard, PA, our attorneys have more than 25 years of experience to aggressively represent our lients in their cases.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT A QDRO
A QDRO, stands for Qualified Domestic Relations Order. It is a Court Order that is required to divide funds of a retirement plan or pension pursuant to a divorce.
QDROs have several requirements that make them qualified so that they can be accepted by the retirement plan's Plan Administrator.
Our office contacts the Plan Administrator and will send them a draft of the QDRO for pre-approval (if they pre-approve QDROs) before it is ready to be submitted to the Court for signature.
Our attorney will use his skills to draft the QDRO tailored to the client's specific circumatances and the requirements of the Final Judgment.
Please get the following information ready if you have it. Name of Plan. Type of Plan. Both parties social security numbers, addresses, dates of birth, date of divorce, date of marraige, Final Judgment and name address and phone number for Plan Administrator. If you dont have all of these, we can assiist you in getting the information.
We also do military and government qdros and coaps. Please inquire.