Legal terms beginning with Q

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Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) – A Qualified Domestic Relations Order, or QDRO, means a court order that provides for the transfer of some interest in a person’s pension, retirement account, 401k, or other such plan to another person.  A QDRO is usually issued as part of a divorce action. However, it is a separate order, in addition to the court’s divorce decree. A QDRO can also provide for payment of child support or alimony from a person’s pension or retirement plan.