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Services & Appearances

Let Us Help You With Your Qualified Domestic Relations Order

Offering proficiency in QDRO legal services

If you’re looking for high quality and personal service, you’ve come to the right firm. Curtin Law looks at each QDRO case individually and provides an honest, professional assessment of the legal options available while offering cost-effective services.

Curtin Law is proficient in all areas of retirement plan benefits, including:

Public and private pensions

Qualified and non-qualified plans

Defined benefit plans and defined contribution plans

Employee stock ownership plans

Federal pension plans under the civil service retirement system (CSRS) and federal employee retirement system (FERS)

Thrift savings plans (TSP)

Military retired pay

State, municipal, and local pension plans

Profit sharing plans

Money purchase plans


Cash balance plans

Supplemental plans

Railroad pensions; and

401(k), 403(b), 457(b) and IRAs

QILDROs (public pensions)

Please contact us to discuss:

The role of a QDRO in a divorce settlement, and why it’s necessary.

The required steps to get a QDRO approved and our approach to successfully and cost effectively completing them.

The importance of having your QDRO prepared by an attorney who has a thorough understanding of the process.

Our approach to drafting marital settlement language specific to the type of plan to assure clients receive their full benefits.

Why it's necessary for a qualified attorney to review QDROs drafted by opposing party or counsel.

The importance of having QDROs done in a timely manner to avoid possible loss of benefits.


Kathleen Curtin is a regular speaker and instructor at legal conferences and association meetings. She can tailor her presentations to address QDROs, QILDROs and the division of retirement accounts.

Speaking engagements


Kathleen Curtin and Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita Garman at the Association of Woman Attorneys of Lake County Installation of Officers