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Question: Hello, once a divorce judgement is entered, what documents need to be filed with the court in order to split a pension? The marriage was for 45 years.

Answer: Pensions are divided in divorce by means of a QDRO.  A QDRO (Qualified Domestic Relations Order) is usually prepared as part of the division of property in a divorce.  It needs to be signed by the spouse, the judge and the pension plan administrator.  This is a website that explains the process.  Go to: https://apeopleschoice.com/qdro-process-from-start-to-finish/.  Talk to your attorney about whether he or she prepared the QDRO and where you are in the approval process.

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