March 27, 2020

If you participate in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund or IMRF, if you divorce after retirement and were married for at least 1 year before terminated IMRF participation, your ex-spouse remains eligible for surviving spouse pension. This is so even if the Member remarries. However, you want to make sure that the Member keeps the Alternate Payee ex-s...

May 2, 2018

Your client worked as a teacher in the Chicago Public Schools, CPS and participated in the CTPF, or in another Illinois school district and participated  in the TRS. Her and her spouse moved to Arizona and some time thereafter, one of them filed for divorce.

The  Arizona court  has personal jurisdiction over both of them and subject matter jurisdiction ove...

February 7, 2018

A Qualified Illinois Domestic Relations Order (QILDRO) must include all elements specified by statute. Most large Plan Administrators in Illinois, including those in Chicago, DuPage and surrounding suburbs, have their own form. However, other than the name of the Plan (TRS, SURS, MEABF, etc.) and Plan Administrator's contact information, they are practica...

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