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Chula Vista QDRO Attorney

Advocating for Your Retirement Benefit Rights in Divorce

Aside from your home, your retirement benefits may be the most valuable asset you own. Dividing retirement assets, however, is complex and must be done in accordance with strict rules and procedures. Often, people may feel compelled to wait to divide retirement assets at a later date. Unfortunately, this "later date" is frequently forgotten or the market changes and assets are never appropriately divided. Experienced divorce lawyers will advise you of the importance of dealing with this critical issue right away through a qualified domestic relations order (typically referred to as a QDRO; pronounced quadro).

Call me, Chula Vista QDRO lawyer Victor Mordey, at 619-409-7900 for a free consultation to discuss your situation and how you can benefit from creating a QDRO.

Chula Vista and San Diego Lawyer: Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

Qualified domestic relations orders — QDROs — are orders that recognize an alternate payee's right to receive a stated portion of benefits under a retirement or pension plan. In short, a QDRO can divide retirement benefits after divorce. A QDRO may be necessary to assert your interests in various types of retirement plans, such as

  • 401(k) plans
  • 403(b) plans
  • CalPERS
  • CalSTRS
  • FERS
  • TSP
  • Other retirement or pension plans

Many law firms convey that they will prepare QDROs in connection with their divorce practice. However, few law firms will go beyond preparing the documents. At the California Law Office of Victor Mordey, I prepare QDROs AND complete the next necessary step, which is getting your QDRO processed through your retirement or pension administrator. This is often the most challenging component of creating a successful QDRO.

When you are facing divorce, it is important to work with an attorney who is concerned about your interests, not with finding the easiest route to get the case settled. While I am concerned with finding the most efficient and cost-effective means to obtaining solutions in your divorce case, I am first and foremost concerned with protecting your interests and achieving your objectives. That is why I emphasize the importance of dealing with retirement asset division now, rather than later, and in getting your QDRO set up correctly and processed right away.

Contact My Chula Vista Office

Call lawyer Victor Mordey at 619-409-7900. Messages left after business hours will be promptly returned. Contact us to schedule your appointment. I speak, read, and write Spanish fluently for the benefit of my Spanish-speaking clients.

I offer cost-effective representation including payment plans and low retainers. Credit cards accepted.

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