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Tying up Loose Ends

helping clients ensure that their retirement accounts are properly divided

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Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO)

A qualified domestic relations order is an order that needs to be prepared within a divorce when dealing with pension funds or qualified retirement accounts. The QDRO establishes your soon-to-be-ex-spouse’s legal right to receive a designated percentage of your qualified plan account balance or benefit payments.

For non-qualified retirement accounts, such as an IRA, a QDRO is not necessary. Instead, the written agreement will suffice to transfer the funds.

There are special exceptions for qualified retirement accounts when money is being transferred pursuant to a divorce. Be sure to ask your mediator about the options you have available when discussing your retirement accounts.

Because a QDRO is not necessary in every case, this is not a document included in a standard mediation package, but can be added to any package you do chose.


Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is a process by which a couple meets with a neutral mediator instead of each hiring their attorneys. […]

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Blended Family Mediation

Are you part of a blended family? Aside from divorce, this can be one of the most stressful times for […]

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San Diego Child Support Calculator and Alimony Calculator 

San Diego Child Support Calculator and Alimony Calculator One thing that is commonly misunderstood is that San Diego child support calculator […]

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Document Preparation Services

Due to the high cost of divorce litigation, many couples are completing a divorce on their own without legal assistance. […]

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Estate Distribution

After a loved one dies, those left behind have the seemingly impossible task of distributing their estate. During the grieving […]

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Post-Divorce Modification

While your marriage has ended and your romantic relationship has come to a close, your divorced relationship may still continue […]

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