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Other Court Forms or Orders You May Need

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  • Real Estate:  If the Judgment provides for only one of the spouses or partners to own real estate that they used to own together, the new owner is to sign and deliver a new deed for this real estate, which should then be recorded. He or she should consider consulting an attorney for help with this process.
  • Motor Vehicles:  If the Judgment provides for only one of the spouses or partners to own a motor vehicle that they used to own together, the new owner is to prepare and file a Department of Motor Vehicles form to change title to the motor vehicle.

  • Retirement Benefits:  If the Judgment provides for one spouse or partner to receive a portion of the other spouse's or partner's "retirement benefits" at some future date, an additional court order called a Qualified Domestic Relations Order
    (or "QDRO") is to be prepared and filed.

    • The QDRO must be approved by both the benefits provider and the judge to assure that the spouse or partner who is not the employee of the company or organization will receive those future benefits.

    • Because this is not a standard court form, seriously consider getting help from an attorney to file a QDRO, and any other necessary forms to handle these matters.
  • Name Change/Identification Cards:  If your Judgment provides an order restoring your former name, you should notify certain agencies to have new identification cares issued. These might include your state identification card or driver's license, social security card, and any immigration related cards.
     
    • Take the Judgment with you as proof of your name change when you apply for any new identification card


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