We provide integral services to family law lawyers and their clients to help guide them through the process of dividing retirement benefits upon divorce.

We draft court orders known as “qualified domestic relations orders” or QDROs, which are required by law to divide those benefits. This involves a technical level of understanding of the retirement plan benefits offered by each unique retirement plan. Our retirement plan and tax expertise uniquely qualifies us to draft QDROs for lawyers and clients from all over the state.

  • 401(k) plans
  • Savings and profit sharing plans
  • Defined benefit pension plans – e.g., Teamsters, HP, Nike
  • Cash balance pension plans
  • Oregon PERS (Public Employees Retirement System) – Tier I, Tier II
  • Oregon PERS – OPSRP (Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan)
  • Oregon PERS IAP (Individual Account Program)
  • FERS – Federal Employee Retirement System
  • CSRS – Civil service Retirement System
  • The Military Retirement System – active duty and reserve component
  • TSP – Thrift Savings Plan
  • 403(b) plans
  • 457 plans, including Oregon Savings Growth Plan
  • Railroad retirement
  • Other states’ PERS
  • ESOPs – e.g., WinCo Employee Stock Ownership Plan