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Domestic Relations Order

A public employee’s retirement benefit constitutes marital property that must be taken into account when property is divided in a marital dissolution in Colorado. Colorado law permits a Domestic Relations Order (DRO) to be used to divide a retirement benefit of a member of a pension plan administered by FPPA, if both parties to the dissolution can agree to a DRO. Any DRO must comply with all of Colorado’s requirements for a DRO and must comply with all of the requirements of FPPA.

Divorce is a complicated procedure and each party in a divorce should consult with his or her own attorney.


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