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QDRO / Divorce: Qualified Domestic Relations Order

QDRO / Divorce

QDRO Qualified Domestic Relations Order

In a divorce, a court may award a portion of a TRS participant’s benefits to a former spouse. A qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) is an order entered by the court in a divorce that directs TRS to make direct payment of a portion of a participant’s benefits to his or her former spouse.

If you are a member who is in the process of getting a divorce, or if you are a member who is already divorced and has had a court award a portion of your TRS benefits to your former spouse, you may benefit from a QDRO.

A QDRO tells TRS the amount of your benefits awarded or how to calculate the amount of your benefits awarded to your former spouse. The QDRO must meet all requirements in the law for the TRS pension plan in order for TRS to comply with the order. TRS will administer the order as directed by the court when a benefit becomes payable.

Above, you will find a menu of items. Click on the links that interest you to learn more about QDROs.

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