When couples divide their 401(k) plans in divorce, they are charged a fee to process a QDRO in order to transfer assets in a defined-contribution account. Depending on the circumstances, these fees can cost anywhere from $300 to $1,200 or more.
Mr. Trout said Cordell & Cordell typically charges $500 to $700 to draft a QDRO, and the attorneys do much of the heavy lifting.
The article details how complicated QDROs can be to administer and how they often end up being a huge unexpected expense in many divorce cases.
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