My question involves a marriage in the state of: New York.
Spouse and I are getting divorced after having moved to Europe. We have been here for approximately 4 years after having lived and married in NY State. What is the best way to obtain the QDRO necessary for splitting the 401k in my spouse's name? Is it simply enough for the judge here in Europe to rule that 50% of a pension plan be allocated to me as a result of the divorce? And, once that occurs, the divorce decree becomes translated, "domesticated", and registered in the US? Will this require the services of a NY lawyer, or can this be handled remotely by either my lawyer in Europe or myself once I have the papers? Are the available "online" QDRO sites who guide you through the process to generate the paperwork advised? Thanks in advance for any feedback or answers!