In order to divide your retirement plan, the Court must enter a Qualified Domestic Relations Order after your divorce is over. Federal law under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and that the Retirement Plan control how the benefits are divided. Be patient. The plan has several opportunities to approve or request amendments to your Order. It is important that this step to be done as without error as possible in your case. Your Family Court divorce Judges in Louisville, Kentucky spend a good deal of time studying the rules on how these plans are divided. It may take some time, but it will be done right.