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Family Law Section Meeting


Don't Leave the QDROs for Last: A discussion on how to use QDROs early and to your client's advantage

SPEAKERS
Elizabeth A. Strasen | Law Office of Elizabeth Strasen
Jessica Strasen | Law Office of Elizabeth Strasen
Matthew Briggs | Law Offices of Matthew Briggs

This presentation will address how family law attorneys do not need to wait until their divorce agreements are finalized to divide retirement benefits. Although they are typically considered off the table, retirement accounts can be useful resources to meet immediate financial obligations, negotiate property settlements and meet spousal or child support obligations. Many retirement accounts can be accessed at any time after filing for divorce, without tax penalty.

Topics covered will include when and how retirement benefits can be divided prior to a Judgment being entered, how to take direct distributions that waive early withdrawal penalties, and which retirement benefits will allow multiple or periodic payments from the same plan.

The presentation will be followed by a time for Q&A.

1.0 CLE will be provided.

Ingrid Carbone and Kate Rockas
Co-Chairs of the MCBA Family Law Section

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1.0 CLE | General


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04/20/2021 12:00 PM 04/20/2021 1:00 PM America/Los_Angeles Family Law Section Meeting Don't Leave the QDROs for Last: A discussion on how to use QDROs early and to your client's advantage Zoom Webinar, , , CA, Marin County Bar Association info@marinbar.org false MM/DD/YYYY

Registration

Member Registration

Non-member Registration

Registration ends Apr 20, 2021


Members: $30
Non-Members: $50

$20 for MCBA Family Law Section Members; $30 for MCBA Members; $50 for Non-Members

Date and Location

Tuesday | April 20, 2021
12:00-1:00P

Zoom Webinar

Speaker Information

Elizabeth A. Strasen

Law Office of Elizabeth Strasen

Elizabeth Strasen is a graduate of the Santa Clara University School of Law and has been practicing family law since 1987. Her practice has been limited to the division of retirement plans since 1994. Elizabeth is the third party plan administrator of Stanford University’s retirement plans. She is one of the founding member of the QDRONEs, a national group of QDRO attorneys & practitioners. She gives MCLE presentations throughout the Bay Area, and leads a mentoring group for Bay Area attorneys entering the practice of retirement division. Elizabeth’s practice is located in Petaluma.


Jessica Strasen

Law Office of Elizabeth Strasen

Jessica Strasen is an attorney at the Law Office of Elizabeth Strasen. She worked as a legal assistant for Elizabeth for ten years prior to attending law school at the University of San Francisco in 2018, where she graduated summa cum laude. Her practice includes drafting QDROs and IRA Orders, ERISA and administrative disputes, and research and writing for litigation support.


Matthew Briggs

Law Offices of Matthew Briggs

Matt opened his family law practice in 2010 here in Marin County. In 2019, he expanded his practice to include QDRO's and juvenile dependency cases. His office is located in downtown San Rafael.