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Retirement Benefits: Key Points Family Law Attorneys Should Know

February 10th, 2017

What should every family law attorney know about retirement benefits? What are the different types of retirement benefits? Why divide with a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO)? How does the family law attorney ensure survivor benefits? Does it matter whether the plan is a public or private plan? These questions have been presented to me as a QDRO attorney on a regular basis in my twenty-plus year practice. My intent in this article is to help the family law attorney navigate and issue-spot through this […]

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Pasadena Magazine Top Attorneys List 2016

December 20th, 2016

We are proud to announce that QDRO Counsel’s Louise Nixon & Lorrina M. Duffy have been recognized by Pasadena Magazine as two of California’s Top Attorney’s for 2016. Click here to view the Pasadena Magazine article »

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Harriett Buhai – End of Year Giving

December 20th, 2016

For your end of year giving, please consider donating to the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law. Your support will help vulnerable children and families survive and thrive. To make an Online Donation, please click here » To print the Donor Reply Form, click here » Trapped in his father’s house after coming out as gay, Gustavo was shunned from their family table, forced to eat on separate plates and forbidden to use detergent and wash his clothes because he had “defiled” them. His stepbrothers […]

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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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