What happens to my benefits if I become divorced?
A court may order that your former spouse receives a portion of your retirement benefits. This can only be accomplished if a copy of the court order or judgment is filed and approved by the Teachers' Retirement Board. Such an order is commonly known as a Domestic Relations Order (DRO) and the former spouse is referred to as an Alternate Payee. For further information, you should obtain the Divorce and CTRB Benefit Bulletin (PDF 24KB) and a Domestic Relations Order Sample (PDF 33KB).