Millions of Americans are covered by some type or form of pension/retirement plan. These retirement benefits are usually the most valuable asset accrued during a marriage. For this reason, whether and how to divide a pension plan in a divorce is critical.
This division can also be exceedingly complex. That is where QDRO Masters comes in. We specialize in the preparation and review of domestic relations orders (DROs). We also provide expert work via oral testimony, opinion letters, and general consultations for military retirement benefits, ERISA-based plans, FERS, CSRS, and Nevada PERS.
Most litigants, and attorneys for that matter, find the drafting of DROs to be a demanding and time-consuming process because of the strict requirements each pension plan imposes. Issues such as survivor benefits, cost of living adjustments, and early retirement subsidies, etc., can be intricate, and it is very easy for someone who does not deal with such matters on a consistent basis, to miss the details, or simply get them wrong. Unfortunately, even a small mistake can have disastrous financial consequences for the parties, costing them thousands, and in some cases, millions of dollars.
QDRO Masters has the experience, dedication, and commitment to successfully negotiate the pitfalls of the DRO world at a reasonable price. For more information on our pricing, see the link on our home page entitled Price List. For further information on the intricacies of pension plan divisions, or to satisfy your own curiosity, see Willick Law Group/QDRO Retirement Orders.
Military Retirement Division
Military Retirement Division is a specialized area of family law that deals with the division of military retirement benefits. The Willick Law Group has a team of experienced attorneys who are well-versed in the intricacies of this complex legal field. We can help you understand the critical points of the military retirement division and ensure that your rights are protected.
ERISA-Qualified Plans are designed to protect the rights of employees and their families in the event of retirement, death, or disability. The Willick Law Group can help you understand the specific requirements of ERISA-Qualified plans and ensure that you receive fair treatment
Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS)
The Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS) is a retirement system for federal employees that provides a pension, Social Security, and Thrift Savings Plan benefits. The attorneys at the Willick Law Group have a deep understanding of FERS and can help you navigate the complexities of the system to ensure that you receive the benefits to which you are entitled.
Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS)
The Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) is a retirement plan available to most federal employees and annuitants. It provides a secure pension and a variety of benefits, including survivor and death benefits, disability benefits, and cost-of-living adjustments. The Willick Law Group can help you understand the eligibility requirements and the retirement benefits available to you through the CSRS.
Individual Retirement Account (IRA)
Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are tax-advantaged retirement accounts designed to help individuals save for retirement. The Willick Law Group can help you understand your IRA options and the tax advantages associated with them. We can also help you identify the best IRA for your particular financial goals.
Nevada Public Employees’ Retirement System
The Nevada Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) is a defined benefit plan providing retirement benefits to Nevada public employees. The Willick Law Group can help you understand the eligibility requirements and the retirement benefits available to you through the PERS.
Other State Plans
Other State Plans are state-funded pension plans that are not part of the Nevada PERS. The Willick Law Group can help you understand your rights and entitlements under these plans and ensure that your benefits are fairly divided during your divorce.
QDRO Review is the process of reviewing and approving Qualified Domestic Relations Orders to divide retirement benefits. The attorneys at the Willick Law Group can review and approve QDROs to ensure accuracy.