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The Law Office of Elizabeth McMahon/ CTQDROs is a boutique law firm that focuses on the preparation of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders.  Given that we are neutral when we handle a file, we work with both parties and, if needed, their attorneys to draft an order that conforms to the judgment of divorce or legal separation.

Our involvement spans from drafting the QDRO, obtaining plan administrator pre-approval, circulating the order for party signatures, submitting it to the court, and serving the court-certified QDRO on the retirement plan administrator.

The CTQDROS staff has years of experience and knows the status of every file. By the time a QDRO has been entered by the court and served on the plan administrator, each of us will have had role in completing the QDRO process.




More About Attorney
Elizabeth Lorion McMahon


Georgetown University, B.A. History

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. Law


Connecticut Bar Association Honorable Anthony V. DeMayo Pro Bono Award 2015

Connecticut Bar Association Pro Bono Award 2008

QDRO Lectures: 

Defined Benefit Plan issues and Non-qualified Pensions, National Business Institute (NBI) March 2022:

A Paralegal’s Guide to Divorce Cases – Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, NBI November, 2019:

Division of Retirement Assets: Connecticut Judges’ Institute November 2018

Dividing Defined Contribution and Defined Benefit Plans- New Haven County Bar Association May 2018

“Divorce and Distribution of Retirement Assets in Connecticut” Lawline.com, A Division of FurtherEd, Inc., NYC December 2017

Connecticut Bar Association October 2017

Fairfield County Bar Association October 2017

Continuing Legal Education, Cheshire, CT December 2016

Litchfield County Bar Association Annual Law Day, April, 2015

Connecticut Judges’ Institute July, 2014

Fairfield County Bar Association, January 2008

Fairfield County Financial Planners September 2006

National Business Institute:  annually with few exceptions from 2003 – 2016


Branford Patch – Resident Honored for Pro Bono Work