DadsDivorce Live: Understanding QDROs

One of the more confusing aspects of the divorce process is figuring out how to sort out retirement accounts during the division of assets.

A common end-of-divorce task is the drafting and implementation of a Qualified Domestic Relations Order – the legal document that instructs a retirement plan administrator on how to divide a spouse’s retirement account according to the divorce decree. 

Cordell & Cordell Colorado divorce attorney Eric Amat y Leon explains how these documents are utilized and why they can be tricky to complete.

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Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on,, and, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels. Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.

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