In the event of a divorce, an ex-spouse may be entitled to a portion of your retirement benefit. Consult your attorney. If your retirement benefit is part of the settlement to your spouse, a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) must be received by our office. If your retirement benefit is not part of the settlement, you may want to update your beneficiary form to remove your ex-spouse.
Qualified Domestic Relations Order or QDRO is a legal order subsequent to a divorce or legal separation that determines what portion, either whole or part, of the member's retirement contributions or pension benefit shall be provided to the divorced spouse.