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  • Have the following for both the Alternate Payee and Participant:

    • Mailing address (some Plan Administrators will not accept a PO Box)

    • Email address

    • Telephone number

    • Date of birth

    • Social Security Number (at minimum the last four numbers to start a case)

  • A copy of your divorce decree or property settlement agreement.  These can be uploaded within the form or sent to us separately to or by fax to (734) 627-4185.  

  • Statements for the account(s) being divided.  Providing statements will help correctly identify the name of the retirement plan. 

  • For equalization calculations, statements and account values as of the agreed date of division are required.  

Very specific information is required to draft a military court order dividing a Military Pension.

  • Military pension specific information for Retired Members already receiving their benefit:

    • Branch of Service

    • Enlistment Date

    • Retirement Date

    • A copy of the Member's Retirement Letter

    • If there is any portion of the Member's benefit that is not marital, DFAS will not calculate the marital portion; this will need to be calculated manually and additional information to do so will be required, including, but not limited to, the Member's Retirement Points statement and/or Retiree Account Statement.  There is an additional fee for manual calculations.


  • For Members not yet Retired:

    • Branch of Service

    • Whether the member is/was active duty or reserve

    • Enlistment date

    • The Member's High-3 at the time of the divorce. If the High-3 is unknown, provide Leave and Earnings Statements for the 36 months immediately preceding the divorce.

    • Retirement Points statement and/or Retiree Account Statement for Years of Service


Drafting begins only after all of the following conditions are met:

  • We have received a copy of the parties' divorce decree.

  • We have received the settlement/mediation agreement addressing the retirement plan division (needed only if the division is not specifically addressed in the divorce decree).

  • We have received a statement for each account/benefit being divided.*  

  • Our Retention Agreement has been signed.

  • We have received payment in full.


It is recommended that documents are uploaded within the form.  However, all documents can be forwarded together in one email to or by fax to (734) 627-4185

* If you need an equalization calculation, statements for the division date are required before any work will commence.

The QDRO Company, LLC does not provide individual legal, financial or tax advice.

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