Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
If you or your partner has a retirement plan or pension, then you may need a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) as part of your divorce. QDROs are orders that legally recognize or create an alternate payee, who may receive all or part of the plan or pension’s payout. A QDRO is useful when a retirement plan administrator cannot split the participant’s funds to pay the former spouse. Often plans or pensions cannot be split by solely agreement by both parties as part of prenuptials or mediation and normally must be formally ordered as part of a judgement by a Court.
At the Wright Law Firm, we assist in drafting QDROs which have been useful to our clients. This is especially true for divorces involving large amounts of retirement and pension accounts. If you’re interested in learning more about QDROs and whether the creation of one may benefit you, we encourage you to contact us. We are based in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and if both parties agree, filing for a divorce in another county in Wyoming may be a possibility.
Ryan Wright has over seven years of experience as a prosecutor and has conducted numerous trials and courtroom hearings. As a former Deputy County Attorney and an Assistant District Attorney, Ryan has an extensive background in complex felonies and misdemeanors from DUI to domestic violence. Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Ryan was in private practice working in corporate and commercial law in New York. Ryan was raised in Wyoming, later receiving his formal education and experience elsewhere, which gave him an enduring appreciation for Wyoming. These experiences gave him a different perspective on legal issues that have cultivated his practice. Ryan believes that every case is different and what wins a case varies depending on the facts. As a former prosecutor, Ryan brings a deep understanding of the courtroom and trial to every case to fight for a successful outcome.