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How The QDRO Process Works

1.  INFORMATION GATHERING: Our office will request, and you will provide, information, including your contact information, copies of your marital settlement agreement or divorce decree, and retirement plan information. Everything can be submitted via email, fax, and regular US Mail – no office visits necessary! (Please see the Forms tab which provides fillable PDFs for all information needed to complete your order.) QDRO Helper will notify you if there is any additional information required or if there are any issues that need clarification before your draft Qualified Domestic Relations Order can be completed.

2.  DRAFT QDRO:  After all information is gathered and all issues are settled, we will prepare a draft Qualified Domestic Relations Order. The draft  will be sent to the parties for review. When possible, the draft order will also be sent to the retirement plan administrator for pre-approval. Note: Some plan administrators refuse to pre-approve drafts. QDRO Helper will make any changes requested by the parties and/or the retirement plan administrator and then send a revised draft to the parties and the plan administrator for approval.

3.  FINAL STEPS: Once we receive plan administrator approval, and when the parties have not requested additional changes, we will send a final QDRO to you to obtain both parties’ signatures along with instructions on how to file the Qualified Domestic Relations Order at court and how to send a certified copy to the retirement plan administrator for final qualification and implementation. QDRO Helper can assist with the court filing and submission of a certified copy to the plan administrator for an additional fee of $150 per QDRO – see our Fee Schedule for details.


Contact QDRO Helper to Get Started on Your QDRO Today!

Call our office at (619) 786-QDRO or email us using the button to the right.

Note: Sending an email to QDRO Helper does not create an attorney-client relationship. Confidential and time sensitive information should not be sent via email.


619-786-QDRO / 619-786-7376 (phone) * 619-345-4687 (fax) * 4455 Murphy Canyon Rd. Ste. 100, San Diego, CA 92123 * © The Law Office of Madeline L. Hill, d.b.a. QDRO Helper* All rights reserved.*   ***QDRO Helper is an efficient and affordable service that provides attorney drafted QDROs to individuals and family lawyers throughout California, including San Diego, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Anaheim, Riverside, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Fresno, and Sacramento. QDRO Helper offers a $500 flat fee QDRO option.*** THE MATERIAL CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE MAY BE CONSIDERED AN ADVERTISEMENT IN CALIFORNIA. QDRO Helper’s attorneys are only licensed to practice in the state of California. Any legal information on this website has been prepared by QDRO Helper for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice and does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. The content of this website is intended to comply with Rule 1-400 of the California Rules of Professional Conduct. The material posted on this website is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship, and readers should not act upon it without seeking professional counsel. QDRO Helper and its attorneys have a strict policy of entering into attorney-client relationships with its clients only though the execution of a written fee agreement acknowledged by QDRO Helper. Sending an e-mail to QDRO Helper does not create an attorney-client relationship, and none will be formed unless there is an express agreement between the firm and the individual. We strongly advise against sending confidential or privileged information to QDRO Helper until you can establish such a relationship. To the extent the State Bar rules requires us to designate a principal office and/or single attorney responsible for this site, QDRO Helper designates Madeline L. Hill as the attorney responsible for this site.
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