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Our New Pasadena Location

August 24th, 2016

QDRO Counsel Inc. has moved to a new location! Please note new address below for future reference: QDRO Counsel Inc. 2122 E. Walnut Street, Suite 100 Pasadena, CA 91107

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Death Issues & QDROs

August 24th, 2016

Check out Louise Nixon’s latest article “Death Issues & QDROs” for the ACFLS Family Law Specialist Journal.

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Pro Bono Legal Work – Harriett Buhai Center

August 24th, 2016
Harriett Buhai Center for Law

The Harriett Buhai Center’s Pro Bono Panel offers the opportunity to give back to the community while gaining valuable experience and honing legal skills for CFLS certification and/or building a practice. Lawyers are offered opportunities to represent the Center’s clients in court and handle cases through judgment or settlement, either on their own or with the help of a mentor. The Panel is in need of dedicated members who practice family law full-time. Pro bono attorneys will find appreciative clients, support from the Center’s staff and […]

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Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law Valentine Tribute

January 28th, 2015
Harriet Buhai - QDRO Counsel

QDRO Counsel’s Louise Nixon is recognized in the upcoming February 2015 edition of Los Angeles Lawyer. This Valentine Tribute will appear on the inside front cover of the magazine. The circulation of the LA Lawyer is 20,000 or more persons. You can view the ad by clicking here » Thanks to the help of donors, the Century Campaign 2014 raised over $626,000 to support Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law programs and services. Donations make a difference by protecting victims of domestic violence, improving the […]

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Women’s Radio Network: Louise Nixon – Sonia Williams Open Forum Interview

November 21st, 2014
Louise Nixon Sonia Williams

QDRO Counsel’s Louise Nixon was recently interviewed on Women’s Radio Network ( where she discusses what a QDRO is and the kind of services QDRO Counsel provides.  She also talks about her journey of how she began QDRO Counsel, taking it to the next level, to follow your dreams and the personal benefits of helping those in need. Louise Nixon’s  interview at Women’s Radio Network:

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Pasadena Magazine Top Attorney List 2014 – Louise Nixon, Esq.

October 1st, 2014
Louise Nixon, QDRO Counsel

Louise Nixon, Esq. – Pasadena Magazine 2014 We are proud to announce that QDRO Counsel’s president Louise Nixon has been recognized by Pasadena Magazine as one of California’s Top Attorney’s for 2014. Click here to view Louise’s profile in Pasadena Magazine »

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The Rutter Group: Complex Financial Matters – It’s Dollars & Sense

September 6th, 2014
QDRO Counsel Rutter Group Talk

The Rutter Group recently invited QDRO Counsel’s Louise Nixon to be a part of a panel to discuss pension benefit division. The event was called “Complex Financial Matters – It’s Dollars & Sense” sponsored by The Rutter Group. It was a three day program consisting of speakers and a well-seasoned panel of Judges and practitioners who are considered the experts in the complex interplay of family law and financial matters. Attorneys Louise Nixon, Richard Muir and moderator The Honorable Thomas Trent Lewis led a 4 […]

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QDRO Counsel and The New York Times: “Retirement Plans Thrown Into Disarray by a Divorce”

July 3rd, 2014
The New York Times

Louise Nixon of QDRO Counsel Inc. was interviewed for The New York Times article “Retirement Plans Thrown Into Disarray by a Divorce”. The divorce rate in the United States among people 50 or older has doubled since 1990, according to a study by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. And as the American population steadily ages, gray divorces will keep rising: By 2030, it is estimated that 800,000 will occur annually. Besides causing depression and dashing […]

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QDRO Counsel and The Wall Street Journal

May 27th, 2014
The Wall Street Journal - Divorce

Recently Louise Nixon with QDRO Counsel Inc. was interviewed for The Wall Street Journal report “If Divorcing, Divide Investments With Care – Options Include a Qualified Domestic Relations Order, or QDRO, to Split a 401(k)”. When it comes to negotiating a divorce, many couples give relatively little attention to retirement and investment accounts—seeing them as pots of money that can be simply split in two. That’s often a mistake. Accounts and their contents require careful examination before a “fair” division can be determined. Various types […]

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MCLE Speaker Series: What Every Family Law Attorney Should Know About Retirement Benefits

January 19th, 2014
Louise Nixon, MCLE Speaker

Please join Louise Nixon on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM LA Law Library 301 W. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER, PLEASE VISIT US AT: or call 213.785.2516 As part of the LA Law Library’s MCLE lunch hour speaker series, the class will provide the tools and resources to identify complex issues involving Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs). Learn best practices when handling cases that involve pensions to be divided, and understand the different […]

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