Nevada State Judicial Department
Sec. § 1A.520
Payment of allowance or benefit to alternate payee pursuant to domestic relations order.


1.

A person may submit a judgment, decree or order of a district court, the Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court of the State of Nevada relating to child support, alimony or the disposition of community property to the Executive Officer of the Board or the Executive Officers designee for a determination of whether the judgment, decree or order entitles an alternate payee to receive from the System all or a portion of the allowance or benefit of a member of the Judicial Retirement Plan or a retired justice or judge.

2.

The judgment, decree or order submitted to the Executive Officer of the Board or the Executive Officers designee must be signed by a district judge, the judges of the Court of Appeals or the justices of the Supreme Court and entered and certified by the clerk of the district court or the Clerk of the Supreme Court.

3.

The Executive Officer of the Board or the Executive Officers designee shall, in accordance with rules prescribed by the Board, determine whether the judgment, decree or order entitles the alternate payee to receive an allowance or benefit from the System. An alternate payee is entitled to receive an allowance or benefit from the Judicial Retirement Plan if the judgment, decree or order:

(a)

Specifies clearly the names and last known mailing addresses, if any, of the member of the Judicial Retirement Plan or retired justice or judge and the alternate payee;

(b)

Specifies clearly the amount, percentage or manner of determining the amount of the allowance or benefit of the member of the Judicial Retirement Plan or retired justice or judge that must be paid by the System to each alternate payee;

(c)

Specifically directs the System to pay an allowance or benefit to the alternate payee;

(d)

Does not require the System to provide an allowance or benefit or any option not otherwise provided under this chapter; and

(e)

Does not require the payment of an allowance or benefit to an alternate payee before the retirement of a member of the Judicial Retirement Plan.

4.

For the purposes of this subsection, alternate payee means a spouse, former spouse, child or other dependent of a member of the Judicial Retirement Plan or retired justice or judge who, pursuant to a judgment, decree or order relating to child support, alimony or the disposition of community property, is entitled to receive all or a portion of the allowance or benefit of a member or retired justice or judge from the System.
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