Anyone every get asked just to do a QDRO? If so did you charge a flat fee or retainer? Thanks!

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In CA there are QDRO attorneys and the one I’ve worked with charges a flat fee


In CA there are QDRO attorneys. When we were finalizing a Judgment, we’d just get the parties agree to use a QDRO attorney.


Flat fee. General family practitioners complain about doing them, but more often than not the plan administrators are really helpful.

Flat fee all the way!

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