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.