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Why should I get a QDRO now? Why can’t I wait until my former spouse retires or until I need the money?

If you delay in obtaining a QDRO, you may lose valuable rights and run the risk of forfeiting benefits awarded to you in your divorce.  Your rights may be lost if your former spouse does any of the following before your QDRO is submitted to and accepted by the pension Plan:

  • Retires
  • Remarries
  • Dies
  • Quits or is fired
  • Withdraws fund from the Plan before retirement
  • Takes out a loan secured by the Plan account

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