Divorce Questions


I am getting divorced. How will this affect my retirement benefits?

If the Court determines that your OCERS benefits are community property, a court order will direct the division of your OCERS benefits. Please contact OCERS as soon as possible to notify us of the divorce so that we can update your records. When the dissolution is final, OCERS will need a copy (with the court clerk’s filing date stamp and the judge’s signature) of all the pages of your Judgment of Dissolution and, if applicable, a copy of the Domestic Relations Order (DRO). OCERS’ legal staff will review the documents to ensure that they conform to OCERS’ plan administration requirements.