Monday, February 2, 2015

QDRO and Child Support Arrearages

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders are a good way to take care of child support arrearages.  Last week, I had to deal with this issue in a post-divorce matter.  The ex-spouse had a substantial child support arrearages.  There was no real dispute that there was no bank accounts or anything to pay it off with.  However, there was a substantial retirement account.  We ended up preparing a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) to remove the amount of the arrearages from the retirement account to satisfy it.  Ultimately, this ended up being a good outcome for all parties as the arrearages were satisfied and the ex-spouse was no longer in danger of incarceration.

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