March 28, 2013 qdrobenlaw No comments exist

Center CLE Focuses on Division and Allocation of Retirement Benefits “It was an excellent seminar, full of information and helpful tips in a very difficult substantive area,”said one attendee of the CLE on retirement benefits on March 15th hosted by the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law Continuing Legal Education Program. At the CLE, local family law…

February 22, 2013 qdrobenlaw No comments exist

What Every Family Law Attorney Should Know About Retirement Benefits The Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law Continuing Legal Education Program Friday, March 15, 2013 – Loyola Law School CLE Credits: 4 Credits Overview of Program: Audience members will be provided with the tools and resources to: Identify complex issues involving Qualified Domestic Relations Orders…

May 1, 2012 qdrobenlaw No comments exist

QDRO Attorney Louise Nixon is featured in May 2012 issue of Pasadena Magazine. From the magazine: “SPECIALTY: Division of pension benefits in divorce, through qualified domestic relations orders known as “QDROS.” EDUCATION: B.A.University of California, Davis; J.D. Whittier Law School. HONORS/AWARDS/PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:Frequent speaker on pension-related issues in divorce for family law groups, Bar Associations and employee benefit groups….

February 19, 2012 qdrobenlaw No comments exist

When drafting Judgment language to divide a pension subject to division with a subsequently prepared qualified domestic relations order (“QDRO”), the family law practitioner should create language in the Judgment sufficient to place a hold on the pension until a QDRO is entered. (Please note that “QDRO” in this article refers collectively to all types…

February 18, 2012 qdrobenlaw No comments exist

In Carmona, participant retired with a joint and survivor annuity with spouse. He subsequently divorced that spouse, remarried and then died. The plan began paying survivor benefits to the former spouse pursuant to the joint and survivor annuity selected when participant retired. The participant’s widow attempted to obtain a share of former spouse’s survivor benefits…