Divorce and Your Benefits
Out of State Orders
The Retirement System requires the registration of out-of-state orders with a New York court prior to submission. In lieu of registration, the Retirement System will accept an out-of-state order if a notarized Consent to New York Jurisdiction and Release form is executed by the Participant consenting to the laws of New York State.
The Consent to New York Jurisdiction and Release form must authorize the Retirement System to deduct payments from the Participant’s retirement benefit according to the provisions of the out-of-state Domestic Relations Order (DRO) and release the Retirement System from any liability whatsoever as a consequence of any payments based upon that DRO. If consent to New York jurisdiction cannot be obtained, an out of state DRO must be registered in a New York Court with jurisdiction over the Retirement System.