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Recorded Webinar: The Dos and Don'ts of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

  • 31 Dec 2017
  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
  • Online Webinar


  • A member of any chapter of the WP&BC in good standing.

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The Dos and Don'ts of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

Elizabeth Van Clief, an attorney with Hughes and Pizzuto,  will provide technical and practice guidance on the follow subjects related to Qualified Domestic Relations Orders:
  • Suggested steps to follow when qualifying a QDRO.
  • Suggested steps to follow when processing a QDRO.
  • Effective use of model QDROs by Plan Administrators.
  • Litigation updates in the area of QDROs.
  • Fiduciary duties applicable to QDROs.
  • Best practices for interpreting the dollar amount of assignments in QDROs.

About Our Presenter

Elizabeth Van Clief, an attorney with Hughes and Pizzuto, 
  practices in the areas of employee benefits and taxation, including Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (“QDROs”). Elizabeth advises divorcing spouses and family law attorneys with regard to the preparation of QDROs and she has been recognized as an expert in the areas of ERISA, taxation, and QDROs for purposes of providing expert testimony in family law cases in California. Elizabeth advises Plan Administrators and Third Party Plan Administrators regarding the best practices for reviewing, qualifying, and processing QDROs. Elizabeth also handles ERISA litigation pertaining to QDROs such as breach of fiduciary duty for the improper disqualification of a QDRO and benefit claims litigation on behalf of an alternate payee.

Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, San Diego. She attended law school at the University of San Diego, School of Law where she earned her J.D. and L.L.M, Master of Laws in Taxation.

Elizabeth is a Certified Tax Law Specialist from the California Board of Legal Specialization. She is a member of Executive Committee of the Western Pension & Benefits Council, San Diego Chapter, and the Taxation Section of the San Diego County Bar Association.

The webinar will provide continuing education credits for  for ASPPA, NIPA, JBEA, ERPA, MCLE CA, CPA CE for CA and OR.

Members are $35, Nonmembers are $50.

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