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Cynthia Petersen

Cynthia Petersen

401k, Pension Division - QDROs, QILDROs, CSRS, FERS - I can draft or draft/enter
  • Estate Planning, Divorce, Family Law ...
  • Illinois
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Before I became an attorney, I worked for a retirement plan sponsor, learning the ins and outs of ERISA and investments in retirement plans. As part of my duties, I worked with the legal department to qualify QDROs.

As an attorney, I have drafted and entered hundreds of QDROs, QILDROs and other orders dividing pensions and 401a, 401k, 403b, 457b and TSP accounts for over 23 years. I have been qualified as an expert witness in retirement plan divisions, and I have successfully litigated many retirement plan division issues.

I can draft orders for you to enter or draft and enter them for you. I'm qualified, knowledgeable and ready to help!

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Health Care Directives, Wills
    Collaborative Law, Military Divorce, Property Division, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Additional Practice Areas
  • 401k and Pension Division, QDRO, QILDRO, CSRS, FERS, Railroad Retirement Tier II
  • Residential Real Estate Transactions
  • Free Consultation
    I can discuss your case or issue with you at a free consultation for all issues
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    I accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover! I also take Venmo, Zelle and PayPal!
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois
ID Number: 6243648
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  • English
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
J.D. (1997) | Law
Honors: Cum Laude
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Northwestern College of Iowa
B.A. (1987) | English, History, Drama, Art, Art History
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois  # 6243648
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Will County Bar Association
- Current
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Expert Witness - Retirement Plan Division
Court - Will County, IL
Websites & Blogs
Petersen Law and QDROs LLC
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Contact & Map
Petersen Law and QDROs LLC
126 S. Main Street
Stockton, IL 61085
Telephone: (815) 401-4700
Monday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 3 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 2 PM
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Saturday open by appointment only. Closed between 2:45 - 3:15 pm each weekday.