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Anne Prenner Schmidt, Esq.

Master of Laws, Employee Benefits

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Your resource for dividing retirement incident to divorce

Experienced and Compassionate

Anne works with individuals, as well as couples experiencing divorce, who seek the counsel  of a family lawyer with expertise in ERISA and other laws affecting  employee benefit plans and as well as health and welfare plans. By assuring best practices relating to these benefits, Anne is able to obtain the best financial outcome for her client, as retirement is often times the most valuable asset in a divorce. Anne understands the importance of retirement plans in association with divorce and helps clients navigate the multifaceted issues involved. Her previous experience designing qualified and non-qualified retirement plans at an AMLAW 100 Firm makes her uniquely qualified to handle the most intricate cases involving complex compensation issues. Anne works with clients to design and implement a strategy that best fits their needs. Anne is particularly qualified to draft and review Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (“QDROs”) and Qualified Medical Support Orders (“QMSCOs”) because of her extensive training in ERISA. She is able to counsel on HIPAA, COBRA and the Affordable Care Act as they may relate to Family Law matters.

Detail Oriented

Anne Prenner Schmidt currently focuses her practice on collaborative law, mediation, employee benefits, ERISA and executive compensation. Anne is also a Lake County Child representative and Guardian ad Litem. Anne’s experience in these areas is reinforced by her LL.M. in Employee Benefits, which she obtained while also working for the U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration. During her time with the Department, Anne focused on Fiduciary correction matters and was responsible for auditing VFCP applications. She is an adjunct professor at the John Marshall Law School, teaching legal writing for employee benefits. 

Employee Benefits Attorney

Assignment of Retirement Monies via QDRO, DRO,QILDRO and Letter of Direction

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Anne Prenner Schmidt uses her extensive training and acute business acumen to guide individuals through the emotionally complex process of assigning retirement monies and deferred compensation during the dissolution of their marriage. The process by which the monies can be assigned, if at all, is contingent on the type of retirement plan and particular regulations of the IRS and Department of Labor. Anne is experienced in evaluating, and drafting the appropriate Order as required by law and regulations, for a flat fee.  Anne's extensive training and knowledge covers qualified and non-qualified plans and plans covered by ERISA and those exempt from the statute. Anne’s experience in these areas is reinforced by her LL.M. in Employee Benefits, which she obtained while also working for the U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration. During her time with the Department, Anne focused on Fiduciary correction matters and was responsible for auditing VFCP applications. She is an adjunct professor at the John Marshall Law School, teaching legal writing for employee benefits. 

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