The Houston Police Officers' Pension System (HPOPS or the System) is subject to Subchapters A and C of Chapter 804 of the Texas Government Code (the Government Code). In general, Chapter 804 precludes the System from paying any part of a member's or retired member's interest under the System to any other person unless the payment is pursuant to a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO).
HPOPS will not release a member's pension information to any individual or entity without the member's written permission or a subpoena from a court of law for the member's pension records.
This is the checklist used to determine if a DRO is "Qualified".
This policy guides HPOPS staff in their administration and implementation of QDROs.
In order to assist you in drafting a QDRO, with respect to benefits under the System, please use the links below for model QDROs that you can download. These models have been prepared for your convenience in drafting a DRO (Domestic Relations Order) for submission to HPOPS for certification.
This model form is for a Member who is required to make support payments to a child or children.
This model should be utilized to divide an HPOPS member's benefit that are to be paid to a spouse.