Thursday, February 21, 2008

Supreme Court to Hear QDRO Case

The US Supreme Court has accepted a case involving a question regarding Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs). In the case from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court granted cert on the following question only: "Was the Fifth Circuit correct in concluding that ERISA’s Qualified Domestic Relations Order provision, 29 U.S.C. § 1056(d)(3)(B)(i), is the only valid way a divorcing spouse can waive her right to receive her ex-husband’s pension benefits under ERISA?"

For more information, see the SCOTUS Blog's story here, the Boston ERISA and Insurance Litigation Blog's post here and the Iowa Divorce and Family Law Blog's post here.

For information about Massachusetts divorce and family law, see the divorce and family law page of my law firm website.

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