Legal Question in Family Law in California

I am a domestic violence victim advocate in California. I have a client who is divorcing her abuser. She has a retirement account from a state agency and he has a 401K. Both have roughly the same amount in the account. Both parties agree that each should keep their own account without dividing them. Is a QDRO necessary in this case?

Asked on 7/06/13, 1:52 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Anthony Roach Law Office of Anthony A. Roach

No, not if they have a signed agreement. And you have no business practicing law without a license.

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Answered on 7/06/13, 6:14 pm

John Laurie Gertz and Laurie

You may want to do a qdro for piece of mind. However each person has their own reasons for settling family law matters the way they do. I would suggest that this question is best answered by their attorney,

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Answered on 7/06/13, 10:21 pm

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