California Qualified Domestic Relations Attorney
Qualified Domestic Relations Order
Barbara McNamara is a family law attorney in Orange County. She helps clients with qualified domestic relations orders.
A 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 or 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.
US Dept of Labor FAQ about Qualified Domestic Relations Orders.