By Mark Altschuler: How to avoid QDRO pitfalls and do present value calculations.
By Theodore K. Long: Many proposed QDROs are rejected by plan administrators, and though the reasons vary, the more common mistakes are based on misinformation.
By Mark Altschuler: QDROs use technical language and are very specific in their rules and coverage. When formulating QDROs for clients, there are three main pitfalls lawyers face.
By Tim Voit: Sometimes a client’s expectations are different from the eventual outcome. Following are some problem areas, including a few simple illustrations of QDROs gone wrong, with pointers to help you avoid a malpractice claim.
This excerpt from “12 QDRO Mistakes to Avoid” examines how the type of plan to be divided can be mistaken, outlining how the problem is caused, offering practice tips and showing an example to help you avoid this mistake when designing and drafting QDROs.
By Veralynn Morris: Avoid being overwhelmed by the complexities of QDROs by knowing what details to look out for and what kind of financial professional can assist you in finding them.
By Timothy C. Voit: Whether you farm out QDROs or prepare them yourself, shield yourself against liability threats.
By Mark K. Altschuler: Consider various valuation strategies to maximize your client’s position.
An interview with Tim Voit: An insider’s look at the world of retirement plan benefits and QDROs in divorce with a nationally recognized expert.
By Louise Nixon: One of the most common problems for family law attorneys is figuring out what retirement plans are involved in the case.