Ex awarded part of pension 13 years ago. sol in michigan is 10 years to enforce or renew Judgement. Ex now is attempting enter a qdro. Do you need an enforceable Judgement in order to enter a qdro or dro in court?
Generally speaking, yes, a QDRO must be entered within ten years of the Judgment. If you plan to represent yourself, you should consult the Court's Register of Actions and be sure that there has been no renewal, and you should bring your Judgment to an attorney and get specific advice as to whether your Judgment has any exceptions.
The QDRO on the pension must be based upon the language in the divorce judgment. Talk to an attorney at once for more advice and information. Good luck to you.
Money judgments have a 10 year limit, however equitable judgments do not have this limit. That said, the sooner the QDRO is done, the better and, as Mr. Gornbein said, the language of the QDRO must conform to the judgment.
I am licensed to practice law in Michigan and Virginia and regularly handle cases of this sort. You should not rely on this answer. You should consult a lawyer so you can tell the lawyer the entire situation and get legal advice that is precisely tailored to your case.
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