Before I became a judge, I was a board-certified specialist in family law. Back then, I saw a lot of lawyers working through divorce cases involving retirement assets. It's no secret that retirement in divorce can be an incredibly complicated topic. On top of that, a qualified domestic relations order — QDRO or "qua-dro" — is very technical.
At the time, I was versed in QDROs, though not nearly as versed as I am today. Even then, I had colleagues and other lawyers asking me about QDROs, and there was never a shortage of ...CONTINUE READING