A Domestic Relations Order is issued by the court as an aid in dividing a couple’s assets during a divorce. Specifically, this order calls for the division of the typically most overlooked asset during divorce: retirement benefits. Because retirement is usually years away when a couple is facing a divorce, one’s retirement benefits may not be top of mind when dividing assets. Though commonly forgotten, a QDRO can be a crucial element to ensuring financial security after divorce. Q: What does QDRO stand for? A: Qualified Domestic Relations Order Q: Who would need to file a QDRO? A: Like most.