qualified domestic relations order

Definition of "qualified domestic relations order"
  1. A legal directive noting compliance with section 414 of the Internal Revenue Code, enabling the disbursement of partial or complete individual's pensions, retirement funds, or profit-sharing benefits, typically to a spouse amid divorce for matters like alimony or child support
How to use "qualified domestic relations order" in a sentence
  1. The qualified domestic relations order was in effect, redirecting a portion of the retirement benefits to the ex-spouse for child support.
  2. Under the provisions of a qualified domestic relations order, a segment of the person's profit sharing will be used to satisfy alimony obligations.
  3. Despite having initially contested the divorce, the party agreed to a qualified domestic relations order outlining payment of retirement benefits to their former spouse.

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