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Employee and Retiree Service Center → Retirees → Life Events → Divorce

Divorce

As a result of your divorce, there may be actions you will want to take to update your personal and financial records. To assist you, the staff of the Employee and Retiree Service Center has compiled this list of actions you may want to consider. All items listed may not pertain to your individual situation, nor may all actions you should consider be included.

Please keep copies of all forms submitted for your personal records, and feel free to call us at 301-517-8100 if you have questions or require assistance.

Change of Name, Address, and Phone Number
Check box graphicComplete MCPS Form 445-1: Change in Personal Information.
Check box graphicIf you are changing your name, attach a copy of the legal document. (Divorce paper if returning to maiden name.)
Send the form and copy of the legal document to the Employee and Retiree Service Center.

Income Tax Withholding

Members of the MCPS Core and Supplement Pension Plans:

 Check box graphicComplete MCPS Employees' Retirement/Pension System Federal and MD State Withholding Request. 

Check box graphicSend the form to the Employee and Retiree Service Center.

Members of the Maryland State Retirement Agency Core Pension Plan:

Check box graphic  Complete State Retirement Agency Federal and MD Withholding Request 

Check box graphic  Submit to the SRA

Note: Changing an address does not change state and local jurisdictions for income tax withholding. You may also want to examine your dependents and filing status.

Update Your Pension Direct Deposit Account

Members of the MCPS Core and Supplement Pension Plans:

Check box graphicComplete the Aetna Direct Deposit Form 

Check box graphicSend the form to the Employee and Retiree Service Center.

Members of the State Retirement Agency Core Pension Plan:

 Check box graphic Complete State Form 85 

 Check box graphic Submit to the SRA

Health Insurance
To drop spouse and/or any dependent.
Check box graphic  Complete MCPS Form 455-22: Retiree Benefit Plan Enrollment.

 Check box graphicSend the form with a copy of your marriage certificate and dependent children’s birth certificates to the Employee and Retiree Service Center.

Note: If dropping spouse due to divorce, spouse must be dropped as of the date of divorce. We recommend that spouse not be dropped until the divorce is final. Copy of divorce papers are not required.

Update Life Insurance Beneficiary
Check box graphic Complete MCPS Form 455-22: Retiree Benefit Plan Enrollment, Section VI
Check box graphicSend the form to the Employee and Retiree Service Center.

Others
Check box graphic Change name on personal accounts: bank, investment, credit cards, Social Security, driver’s license, etc.
Check box graphic Keep copies of all forms. Do not send originals of any personal documents (e.g., divorce papers)

 

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