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QDRO & Joinder

QDRO

A qualified domestic relations order (QDRO)  is a judicial order in the United States, entered as part of a property division in a divorce or legal separation that splits a retirement plan or pension plan by recognizing joint marital ownership interests in the plan, specifically the former spouse’s interest in that spouse’s share of the asset.

Joinder

A joinder is sometimes, but not always, required by your plan to attach (join) your retirement or pension plan to your divorce or separation case. This is more common for state of government employees. If you are unsure if your plan requires a Joinder please contact your Plan Administrator.

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Process Overview

  1. Client is to provide PINK Legal with: a copy of your filed Judgment, full name of the retirement plan(s), a sample QDRO provided by your Plan Administrator (if available.)
  2. Contract and PINK Legal service fee due.
  3. Documents prepared. 
  4. Documents reviewed and signed by both parties. Signatures must be notarized.
  5. Signed documents sent to Plan Administrator for approval.
  6. Plan-approved documents to be filed – file fee due. NOTE: A first appearance fee may be required if the Respondent never filed an answer or has never paid the Appearance Fee. 
  7. Filed documents sent to Plan Administrator. Client to follow up with Plan Administrator if needed.

QDRO & Joinder Legal Document Fees

  • QDRO – $599 ($499 for current or returning clients)

  • Joinder – $350 ($250 for current or returning clients)

  • Court File fee – $20 to $45

  • Respondent First Appearance fee – $435 (or Fee Waiver)

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Our Locations

Bakersfield

1701 Westwind Dr., Suite 109
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 748-1112

Arroyo Grande

900 E. Grand Ave.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 481-5551

Santa Maria / Orcutt

515 Clark Ave.
Orcutt, CA 93455
(805) 928-8222

Los Angeles / California

Virtual & In-Person
(888) 505-PINK (7465)

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