We are getting divorced (uncontested) and I need a QDRO attorney. We agree on everything except the division of the IRA. I feel my husband is not being equitable or forthright with the amount in the IRA. He withdrew money from the account a few years ago to purchase items (antique truck and property). He is now subtracting that money from the current total even though he is keeping that property. He has stated that the amount he has told me is all I'm getting, take it or leave it. I need a QDRO attorney to help with this portion of the paperwork.
You may actually need a divorce attorney if there is a property dispute. A Qualified Domestic Relations Order just orders the division of an IRA after the judge have granted the divorce.
There are other options, like attending mediation or alternative dispute resolution.
The law is that community property and debts need to be divided equitably. In most cases, that means equally.
Depending on the value of the retirement and other property, it may make sense to retain counsel.
This answer is intended to only provide general information and does not establish an attorney- client relationship. The information is not guaranteed as sound legal advice since most questions are very limited in nature. You may wish to consult with an attorney regarding your specific case.
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