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California Qualified Domestic Relations Attorney

Qualified Domestic Relations Order

Barb McNamara is a family law attorney in Orange County, helping clients with qualified domestic relations orders.

U.S. Dept. of Labor FAQ about Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

Attorney for qualified domestic relations order in Orange CountyA qualified domestic relations order is a specific legal order that is used following a legal separation or a divorce in order to split or change the ownership of a retirement plan or pension.

The ownership of retirement plans or pensions can be transferred to:

  • a spouse
  • a former spouse
  • a child of the current owner of the plan
  • other dependent

Additionally, qualified domestic relations orders can only be applied to benefit or pension plans under ERISA.

Regardless of which side of the domestic relations order you are on – whether you are the owner of the retirement plan or pension, or whether you are the potential recipient of the plan or pension – this is a highly sensitive issue that requires the knowledge and skills of a seasoned family law attorney.

As a certified family law attorney in California, I have the experience and foresight necessary to assist you with filing for a qualified domestic relations order. I will help you throughout the filing process, and will counsel you on what your legal options are and what your next step should be.

I understand that whether you are seeking protection of your retirement plan or pension from an ex-spouse or are seeking what is rightfully yours following a divorce, that you need the highest level of legal assistance available.

If you are considering a qualified domestic relations order, you need an experienced, qualified family law attorney by your side to help guide you through the process. Call me today at (714) 740-2542 for a consultation.

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Helped me through a difficult time and made my interactions with the legal system as pleasant as possible through my very tedious divorce...
Helped me through a difficult time and made my interactions with the legal system as pleasant as possible through my very tedious divorce...
My name is Cheryl Stack and I work for Chapman University in Orange, California. I have been employed with Chapman for twenty three years. Attorney Barbara McNamara was referred to me by the law offices of Aitkin, Aitkin and Cohn in September 2011. I was the victim of a harassment/stalking situation for over one year and was seeking legal assistance to get the female perpetrator to stop. At the time of my first meeting with Barbara, I had filed two police reports with the City of Orange Police department. I had also met with another attorney prior to meeting Barbara. After our first initial......
Barbara McNamara was recommended to me by a co-worker who had seen her in action while waiting for his case to be heard. My friend did not have representation at the time and was fine with that–until he saw Barbara. He said she was a TIGER in the courtroom! I took his advice and retained Barbara as my attorney. Barbara had her game face on when I met her and it was awesome! She had an intensity when listening to me talk, I knew she was totally engaged with what I had to say. Barbara laid it on the line and gave her candid opinion, which I appreciated and still appreciate. We.....
I would recommend Ms. McNamara because I believe she’s an attorney who is there for the child’s best interest. Plus, when it came to returning phone calls they were in 24 hours or less and great at replying to emails. Thank you for your help and patience throughout my trial. Thank you, Barbara! –A. Esparza
Ms. McNamara was incredibly helpful and professional in working on my case. I worked with another attorney on my case, however he did not perform as expected. I then hired Ms McNamara and she was courteous and forthright, and helped me in every aspect of my case. Ms. McNamara helped me through a difficult time and made my interactions with the legal system as pleasant as possible through my very tedious divorce. Ms. McNamara was prompt in returning phone calls and communicated with me through every step of the way. I highly recommend her services to all my family and.....
I would definitely recommend Barbara to anyone considering going through the divorce process. I’ve been more than pleased with Barbara’s organization and knowledge of family law. She was very professional, and yet approachable, easy to talk with, and sincere. As family law counsel, I found her tenacious and addressing all of my needs to settle my divorce in a timely and fair manner. My entire divorce went smoothly thanks to Atty. Barbara McNamara’s legal expertise, guidance and support. It was comforting to know someone who I could fully trust. I sincerely appreciate everything.....
My former wife and I received expert professional legal guidance and counseling throughout our divorce process. Ms. McNamara is very familiar with family law and knew the judges and judicial process very well, which made the entire process painless and efficient. –name confidential