Q. What is the difference between QDRO Helper and other QDRO preparation services that I have seen online?
A. Whenever you see that a QDRO can be prepared “instantly” online, that usually means that you are simply putting information into a software program that generates a generic document. Unless you are an attorney or an individual who understands community property, California law, and ERISA rules, it is very difficult to ensure that you have an accurately drafted QDRO. Many of our clients come to us after trying these online instant QDRO preparation websites because the document they are provided with is rejected by the plan administrator and/or the court. In contrast, each document prepared by QDRO Helper has been written and reviewed by a licensed attorney who has drafted hundreds of QDROs, reviews plan specific information for each and every QDRO, gets pre-approval from the retirement plan administrator whenever possible, and who knows how to format a document to be accepted by both the retirement plan and the court.