Financial analysis, assistance and solutions
Pecos Law Group has an unparalleled department of financial professionals to assist in all aspects of your divorce case. Pecos Law Group is the only law firm in the state to have a Certified Public Account, an M.B.A. and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst on staff.
Janine E. Shapiro
Janine E. Shapiro received her B.S. degree in accounting from UNLV in 1985 and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1996 (currently her CPA certificate is inactive). Janine worked for a private accounting firm from 1987 to 1990 and worked as a Financial Analyst with the City of Las Vegas from 1990 to 2001. As a Financial Analyst with the City, Janine was responsible for preparing complex financial analysis, preparation of financial statements and budgets for the City of Las Vegas, specifically the Redevelopment Agency which helped in the revitalization of downtown Las Vegas. Janine has worked with Pecos Law Group since 2001 where she has been the office administrator, accountant and assists clients with the preparation of their Financial Disclosure Form. Janine has also successfully completed the court to become a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and is awaiting her final certificate.
Amy Robinson has been with Pecos Law Group since 2007 and has been a full-time paralegal in Las Vegas since 1998. Amy obtained her Paralegal Studies Certificate in 1998 at UNLV, and her Advanced Paralegal Studies Certificate from UNLV in 2000. Amy is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.
Allan Brown received his B.A. in economics in 1987 from Oberlin College in Ohio, and Master’s in Business Administration from UNLV in 2011.
NEVADA QUALIFIED DOMESTIC RELATIONS ORDER (“QDRO”) ATTORNEYS
Some call them Quatros. Others call them Kudros. The real word (actually acronym) is “QDRO” which stands for “Qualified Domestic Relations Order.” Unless you have gone through a divorce, you probably have never heard of this creature.
A QDRO is an order issued in a divorce proceeding for a retirement plan to pay a spouse or former spouse his or her community property rights in a retirement plan. A QDRO can also order the plan to pay child support and/or alimony to a spouse, former spouse, child or other dependent of the plan participant.
QDRO’s are relatively simple documents, but they can be tricky to prepare. For this reason, many family law attorneys refuse to prepare QDRO’s and often farm the task out to other attorneys who are familiar with the nuances of pension plans. While farming out QDRO preparation is acceptable and actually may reduce legal fees, many family lawyers fail to address significant retirement issues in the divorce settlement or trial.
Issues such as survivor spouse benefits, tax basis, loans against the account, and allocation of post-divorce gains and losses, should all be addressed in the Decree of Divorce and resolved before a case is sent to another attorney for drafting a Qualified Domestic Relations Order.
The Pecos Law Group is a full-service family law firm, meaning we can handle any family law issue including the preparation of QDRO. If your divorce case is over and you have yet to divide you or your spouse’s pension or 401(k) account, we can help you.
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Call 702-388-1851 or send an e-mail to schedule a consultation with one of our Las Vegas, Nevada, QDRO attorneys.
Our financial staff assist will assist you with divorce preparation, dispute resolution, litigation and post divorce planning.