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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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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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TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT SPOUSAL SUPPORT | Broaden Law LLP

Temporary and Permanent Spousal Support

Temporary Spousal Support California Family Code section 3600 gives the court authority to order temporary spousal support (also known as pendente lite support). Temporary spousal support is paid during divorce or legal separation proceedings before a final judgment is entered. In San Diego, temporary spousal support is generally calculated by using the Dissomaster software program, which bases …

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