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Q - Online Divorce Dictionary

QUASH - cancel or limit the scope of a procedure, such as discovery.

QUALIFIED DOMESTIC RELATIONS ORDER - (QDRO) a court ruling stating that a portion of one spouse’s pension be awarded to the other spouse as part of the equitable distribution of the marital assets. ( see QDRO section in your state).

QUALIFIED MEDICAL CHILD SUPPORT ORDER (QMCSO) - a court ruling providing continued and uninterrupted medical insurance coverage of the child of the insured parent as a part of the final decree in a divorce.

QUALIFIED (RETIREMENT) PLAN - a retirement plan that meets criteria set forth in ERISA and the I.R.C.

QUANTITY - in divorce usage, the sum as opposed to the duration of alimony.

QUANTUM MERUIT - a Latin term meaning "as much as deserved."

QUIT CLAIM - to release legal claim. It is a document relinquishing claim, as in a quit claim to the deed to the marital house.

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