Will GuideStone pay me a portion of my spouse's account even if the divorce decree did not mention it?

Federal law prohibits the assignment of plan benefits from a plan participant to a non-plan participant, including a spouse or ex-spouse, without a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO). A QDRO is a court order containing special language concerning assignment of that account upon divorce. GuideStone can honor only court orders which conform to the requirements of federal law, and we have a package of information for attorneys which describes those requirements. 

Note: Assigning an interest in a non-qualified deferred compensation plan to a spouse is accomplished in the domestic relations order (divorce decree). 

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