For analysis of a recent decision by the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston on qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs), see the recent post Boston ERISA Law Blog: Some Quirks About QDROs. The post mainly discusses the federal appellate court's recent ruling that the state probate courts, not just the federal courts, have jurisdiction to determine whether a particular order is a QDRO. As Stephen D. Rosenberg, a specialist in ERISA law, put it in that blog post, "the First Circuit emphasized that the state probate court has jurisdiction to determine whether a particular order qualifies as a QDRO and to thereafter enforce it, and that this particular issue does not have to be severed off from a particular probate court/divorce action and brought to federal court." For more on this, please read his excellent post.
For information about Massachusetts divorce and family law, see the divorce and family law page of my law firm website.