Center CLE Focuses on Division and Allocation of Retirement Benefits

“It was an excellent seminar, full of information and helpful tips in a very difficult substantive area,” said one attendee of the CLE on retirement benefits on March 15th hosted by the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law Continuing Legal Education Program. At the CLE, local pension law attorneys, Louise Nixon and Linda Morra presented an interactive program titled “What Every Family Law Attorney Should Know about Retirement Benefits” at Loyola Law School.

Together, Nixon and Morra have nearly 60 years of legal experience, specifically in the areas of employee and retirement benefits. Each attorney shared her wealth of knowledge regarding the division of benefits upon divorce and death, and how allocation of benefits varies between each type of retirement plan. They dedicated a significant portion of the CLE to complex issues that arise during the preparation and execution of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and the effects federal law has on employee benefits in the private sector. Attendees found the CLE to be “very comprehensive” and remarked that Nixon and Morra are “amazing speakers who are very clear and helpful.”