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Some 401(k) recordkeepers offer an optional service, for an incremental fee, under which the recordkeeper will review a domestic-relations order to decide (but for the plan administrator's rubber stamp) that an order is a QDRO. For those that offer such a service, does the recordkeeper allow the plan's administrator to specify how the expense is allocated among participants' accounts? Can the allocation be proportionate across all participants' balances? Does a recordkeeper require or permit an allocation of these QDRO-service expenses only to the account that is the subject of a division or proposed division? Does the recordkeeper provide an indemnity to stand behind the accuracy of its decision or recommendation? Is this kind of service worthwhile?