At QDRO Group, LLC we are acutely aware of the COVID-19 crisis facing our country. The health and welfare of our staff, clients and community is foremost in our minds. It is a balancing act for a professional organization such as ours comprised of lawyers, accountants, actuarial and pension specialists to help attorneys across the country continue to function while being mindful of the risk to our employees and community. Thanks to our fine tech staff, we have been moving employees off-site and keeping a small group at our central office where they are physically isolated from one another. With one slight exception, no one in our central office group drives more than 1 ½ miles to work.
We will continue to provide essential services to the legal community, albeit sometimes in a delayed fashion. It is interesting that while the Domestic Relations Courts have either slowed down or shut down across the country, attorneys have refocused on work – important work — they have put on the back burner. In other words, we continue to work with attorneys across the country who have retirement division problems to solve.
During this time of anxiety and stress we would suggest that you try to provide materials to us via email ([email protected]) or fax (330 722-6158) rather than the U.S. Postal Service. Payments can be made electronically on our website. To do that, go the homepage and click on the green “Credit Card Payment” button in the upper right corner of the web page and follow the instructions.
This represents the number of days it takes for us to draft an Order once we have all the necessary information. This does not apply to files for which we are waiting for additional information from either the requesting attorney or the plan administrator. We also have expedited services available in the event that you need an Order sooner.
Our caring staff is eager to help and available when you need us. We have an unrivaled depth of expertise that provides practical solutions for domestic relations attorneys dividing retirement assets in divorce.
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