When spouses get divorced, one important legal decision that must be made is how to divide assests. One kind of assest that can be especially complicated to divide is retirement benefits, because although when couples are married they typically share this money, these benefits are in fact usually paid to only one spouse. Therefore, during a divorce a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) is often needed to legally provide benefits to the spouse who is not named on the retirement plan. QDRO attorneys have extensive knowledge about retirement plans and the continually changing laws that govern them. Whether retirement is imminent or still years away, lawyers with experience with QDROs will be able to prepare the materials necessary to ensure that, when the time comes, these retirement assets are divided in the agreed upon matter.