Broken promises can contribute to the end of a marriage. Agreements violated after an Essex County divorce can be devastating, especially when an ex-spouse fails to live up to commitments for child or spousal support. Efforts to get a non-paying spouse to comply with a settlement can cost hard-to-come-by time and money.
New Jersey spouses may not know that a Qualified Domestic Relations Order can help secure support payments. QDROs are court orders that permit someone other than an account holder to receive retirement plan benefits. QDROs traditionally have been employed to split pension benefits during divorce, but they also may be used as backup, should an ex stop making support payments.