QDRO: Safeguarding Your Client’s Rights to Retirement Benefits



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Credit Details
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Specialty Area:
Family Law
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Original Air Date:
January 23, 2024
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About the Program

In the intricate landscape of divorce proceedings, safeguarding your client’s rights in the division of retirement benefits is paramount. Join us for a comprehensive presentation where we delve into the essential concepts of “Notice of Adverse Interest,” “Joinders,” and “Judgment Language.” Designed to equip legal practitioners with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate this complex terrain. This talk provides an in-depth exploration of these crucial aspects and their impact on securing the rights of both parties involved.

Meet the Speakers
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Louise Nixon


President, Board of Directors, Center for Access to QDROs

Louise Nixon is President of the Board for the Center for Access to QDROs (https://qdrocenter.org/). She is also a co-founder of QDROCounsel LLC, a legal technology company for pension division (https://qdrocounsel.com/). The Center’s mission is to close the justice gap by providing access to high-quality QDRO products to nonprofit legal services organizations, self-help centers & qualified individuals in financial distress. The Center is supported by grants, nonprofit legal organizations and court-based self-help centers. Also as a way to give back to the community, QDROCounsel has provided the Center with financial support by donating an exclusive license to use QDROCounsel’s technology and by providing the resources to support that technology.

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Carrie Holmes, Esq.


Executive Director Center for Access to QDROs

Carrie Holmes is the Executive Director of the Center for Access to QDROs, where she works to ensure that low-income litigants actually receive the retirement benefits to which they are entitled – safeguarding an income that will allow them to live their older years with dignity.

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Ashley K. Quan, Esq.


Associate Walzer Melcher & Yoda LLP

Ashley K. Quan joined Walzer Melcher & Yoda shortly after being admitted to the State Bar of California. Ashley focuses her practice on all aspects of family law, including dissolution of marriage, domestic violence matters, custody and visitation disputes, jurisdictional issues, premarital agreements, and postnuptial agreements.

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