Family Law Orders for Active/Inactive TRS Members

If you are a retired member, click here.

TRS may be directed by a court, via a Family Law Order (FLO), to distribute a portion of your retirement benefits to an ex-spouse. A FLO must comply with all applicable law and TRS must approve each FLO submitted.

Please review the following documents for examples of how FLOs are constructed:

  • Example A: TRS Sample Family Law Order - Applies to Active And Inactive Members (Not Retired) and Provides for an Actuarially Equivalent Benefit Distribution to Alternate Payee (Payable for the Lifetime of the Alternate Payee)

  • Example B: TRS Sample Family Law Order - Applies to Active TRS Members (Not Retired) and Provides for a Fixed Amount Distribution (Not a Lifetime Benefit to the Alternate Payee)

If you have any questions regarding Family Law Orders and how divorce may impact your Montana TRS retirement benefit, please contact TRS.

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