Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

commonly called QDROs (pronounced Quad-dro), divide retirement accounts. Most retirement plans require QDROs in order to divide the account. Nevada Government employees often pay into a pension retirement program (PERS). PERS requires a QDRO in order to divide the benefit. The QDRO is a court order that directs the benefit provider how to divide the benefit based on the circumstances of the parties. Nevada law applies the time rule when dividing retirement benefits. This means the court uses a calculation where they look at how long the spouse has paid into the plan and how long the parties have been married, and then determine the community property share.