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How Long After a Divorce Decree Has Been Entered May a Norfolk Circuit Court Enter a QDRO?

After a divorce decree has been entered, can a Norfolk Circuit Court enter a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) to create a procedural change effectuating the terms of the final divorce decree? 

Yes.  Courts always have the authority to interpret their own orders, even 21 days after entry of a divorce decree.  As long as the Norfolk Circuit Court Judge does not alter the terms of the initial decree substantively, the Judge can enter a QDRO to make it conform to the intentions of the party.

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