QDRO Not Required to Disclaim Interest – In the same case as above, the United States Supreme Court also reversed the lower court holding that a QDRO was required even in the event that the non-participant spouse disclaimed interest in a retirement plan; this, of course, affirms the Massachusetts practice in which QDRO’s are utilized only when interests in retirement plans are to be divided. Kennedy v. Plan Adm’r for DuPont Sav. and Inv. Plan, 129 S.Ct. 865 (January 26, 2009)
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