how do I petition to get half my wifes retirement fund?

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how do I petition to get half my wifes retirement fund?

Postby edVonBlue » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:03 pm

In the final order, the judge awarded me half of my wife's retirement fund. But I have to give her notice and petition. I need to figure out what to include in the petition...does anyone have a draft that I could use as a blueprint???
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Re: how do I petition to get half my wifes retirement fund?

Postby madalex » Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:09 pm

This is something that you want to make sure gets done right (especially if the amount of money is significant) so you may want to hire an attorney to help you with this.
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Re: how do I petition to get half my wifes retirement fund?

Postby dmkndl » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:12 pm

and, I believe the term is called Qualified Domestic Relations Order. That sounds strange that the judge would give you something but mae you go through some other petition to get it. Maybe, he meant QDRO?
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Re: how do I petition to get half my wifes retirement fund?

Postby Lawrence » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:31 pm

Also contact the retirement fund managers and find out what their paperwork and procedures are for doing this. Most retirement funds policies include procedures for spliting the funds in case of divorce. This is a common occurrance for them.
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Re: how do I petition to get half my wifes retirement fund?

Postby edVonBlue » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:44 pm

Yes, it is called a "Qualified Domestic Relations Order". I have found a sample order from the people with whom my ex had her retirement fund with. Now I just need to file a notice and petition to my ex. I'm going to the law library this week to see if I can find an example of such a petition...unless anyone here can suggest a way that I can get it on-line?
I should be only getting about $2500 from this, so hiring an attorney wouldnt be worth it.
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