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Q: spelling of correct legal term ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: spelling of correct legal term
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Asked by: dianer522-ga
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Posted: 15 May 2006 11:02 PDT
Expires: 14 Jun 2006 11:02 PDT
Question ID: 729044
I'm looking for the spelling of the following term.  It sounds like
"cuatro" order  used in the following context:  The judge issued a
"cuatro" order in their dissolution of marriage case.
Subject: Re: spelling of correct legal term
Answered By: juggler-ga on 15 May 2006 11:31 PDT

It's "QDRO" ("Qualified Domestic Relations Order").

From DivorceInfo:

'When you need to transfer an interest in a qualified retirement plan,
you'll need to use a QDRO, a Qualified Domestic Relations Order
(pronounced QUAD row or CUE dro). In QDRO language the person whose
interest is being transferred is called the "participant" (because
they're a participant in the retirement plan). The person to whom the
interest is transferred is called the "alternate payee." It's usually
the divorcing spouse, but it could also be a child.'


"Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO)
A court order that uses pension or retirement benefits to provide
alimony or child support, or to divide marital property, at
divorce.This special order is necessary to comply with federal law
governing retirement pay. "

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"Qualified Domestic Relations Order
Subject: Re: spelling of correct legal term
From: pinkfreud-ga on 15 May 2006 11:27 PDT
The legal term "quo warranto" might sound like "cuatro" if spoken quickly.
Subject: Re: spelling of correct legal term
From: pinkfreud-ga on 15 May 2006 11:33 PDT
Great work, Juggler! I would never have thought of this acronym!

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