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QUALIFIED DOMESTIC RELATIONS ORDERS (QDROS) | Broaden Law LLP

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROS)

What is a QDRO? The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, 29 USC § 1001 et seq. (ERISA), as amended by the Retirement Equity Act of 1984 (REA), primarily regulates “employee benefit plan” law.  ERISA’s “spendthrift” and “anti-alienation” provisions (29 USC §1056(d)) prohibit the division or transfer of interests in an employee participant’s ERISA-governed …

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Domestic Violence Restraining Orders | Broaden Law LLP

Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Orders (DV-TROS)

What is a Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order?  A DV-TRO is a court order designed to protect you from abuse or threats of abuse from someone with whom you have a close relationship.  For example, a DV-TRO can protect you from your spouse or registered domestic partner, your ex-spouse or ex-domestic partner, your current or …

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Premarital Agreement | PMA | Family Law | Estate Planning | Broaden Law LLP

Premarital Agreements Are Part Of Your Estate Plan

What is a Premarital Agreement (PMA)? A premarital agreement (“PMA”) is a written contract signed by fiances before marriage that become effective upon marriage.  If a couple does not have a PMA and gets divorced, unless they enter into a marital settlement agreement that provides otherwise, the California Family Code and California case law will …

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THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT OF 2017 | Spousal Support | Broaden Law LLP

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 & Spousal Support

Background: Temporary and Long-Term Spousal Support As discussed in our prior blog post, a Court may award temporary spousal support during the pendency of divorce or legal separation proceedings before a final judgment is entered. The Court generally uses the Dissomaster software program to calculate temporary spousal support using the spouses’ respective incomes as the …

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