Alternate Payee to Qualified Domestic Relations Order Law and Legal Definition

Alternate payee to qualified domestic relations order refers to a spouse, former spouse, child, or other dependent of a participant, who is designated to be paid retirement benefits in a qualified domestic relations order. Qualified domestic relations order means any judgment, decree, or order, including approval of a property settlement agreement that is issued by a court or administrative agency. It relates to the provision of child support, alimony payments, or marital property rights to an alternate payee.