Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) – A court ruling earmarking a portion of a person’s
retirement or pension fund payments to be paid to his/her ex-spouse as part of a division of marital
assets. The fund administrator makes payments directly to the non-employee ex-spouse at the time
of the divorce or at the time the employee’s retirement payments are to begin.
Quid Pro Quo – The giving of one valuable thing for another.
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