A Qualified Domestic Relations Order, or QDRO, is very different from the alimony issue you raised. The QDRO reflects an order of the court and I doubt highly that 17 years after a final order any court would consider changing such an order. The reason for final court orders is to bring finality and certainty to court results. Right or wrong, at some time, things need to move forward without ideas of 'going back' swirling about.
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