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Madeline Louise Hill

Divorce and separation Attorney at San Diego, CA

4.7   16 reviews

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About Madeline

Learn Madeline’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    QDRO Preparation

    400 cases

  2. Estate planning
    Wills, Trusts, and incapacity planning through Advance Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney.

  3. Business
    LLC and Corporation Formation and transactional issues.

Licensed for 14 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 12/01/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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  16 customer reviews
Posted by Mark | January 27, 2020
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Mark client
Contacted Madeline Hill and from the start she was honest, friendly, extremely knowledgeable, straightforward, and willing to help solve my situation. Madeline and her staff listened, provided timely, accurate information and documentation. She was always, available for further clarification of issues. Thanks to her things went smoothly and quickly.
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Posted by Kim | March 31, 2019
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Madeline Hill
Madeline snd QDRO Helper’s were wonderful. Madeline made everything so so easy. We were so lucky we found them and Madeline was so knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Thx again to Madeline. Kim Downs
Posted by Jennifer | March 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and compassionate!
I was searching on the internet for someone who did QDRO's over two years ago. I came across Attorney Madeline Hill and gave her a call. I had lots of questions which she graciously answered. It was another two years before I contacted her again. I was still very nervous about making a commitment because putting your faith in someone you can't meet physically is very scary, let alone sending them money. I am so glad I did. Madeline has been amazing. She returns every call and email. Which doesn't happen much anymore, as we all know. I am almost at the end of this crazy journey and I can't thank her enough.
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Posted by Heather | March 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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QDRO preparation and guidance
Madeline Hill prepared my QDRO. She was thorough, professional, and timely. I appreciated her expert guidance throughout the process. Her instructions were clear and easy to follow. When I had questions she promptly responded. I would give her my highest recommendation.
Posted by Stacey | October 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A QDRO Attorney GEM!
Madeline Hill prepared two ERISA DRO's for me. Both flew through the plan admins, and even the plan admins own corporate attorneys without even ONE request for change. She drafted both of these very precise documents perfectly and in record time! She was extremely knowledgeable and very responsive to any and all questions. The icing on the cake is that she is really just a very pleasant person and I am convinced that i could not have made a better decision. Madeline - you are AWESOME! Thank you!
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Posted by Debby | July 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazingly great QDRO assistance!
I would give 10 stars if possible! Madeline Hill made the complicated QRDO process easy for us to understand. She gave us the details and tools we needed to complete our QDRO's. A big bonus was that Madeline was nice, patient and quick to respond to emails and/or calls! I highly recommend using QDRO Helper!
Posted by Stan | June 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding QDRO preparation and assistance
Ms Hill provided highly competent, informed and effective support in the preparation of our uncontested QDRO. She offered advice on a broad range of related issues, even under the fixed price agreement. She was fully dedicated to serving us and to make a difficult process very smooth. We saw web comments suggesting that total processing time (for our type DRO) could take two years and we had our DRO in effect in a few months, thanks to Ms Hill's experienced guidance for processing through the LA Court system and the pension system for our DRO.
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Posted by Daniel | February 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personable, Professional, Simple!
I had no end of troubles with a recommended lawyer trying to get the QDRO done with a 403b retirement account. He finally just returned my money. Madeline Hill was recommended to me. From the website to the instructions to quickly returned emails to the final document and clear instructions for filing....everything went beautifully! Ms. Hill encouraged questions and responded within 24 hours every time. She almost makes me like lawyers! Highly recommend.
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Posted by Amelia Littleford | February 3, 2017
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Posthumous QRDO
I would recommend this attorney hands down. She did my QRDO in one shot . It took her two weeks and thats because she had many more clients. She always answered my questions within an hour even on weekends. WHO DOES THAT ANYMORE welll Madeline Hill does. She really cares.
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Madeline at QDRO Helper was a lifesaver! Even though I currently live overseas from the US she was able to handle my case with one phone call and regular updates via email. She kept me up to date on the progress of my claim with prompt emails in clear, easy to understand language, and made sure I got a fair settlement. She made a very tricky and difficult situation easy to deal with, I couldn't be happier with her service
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Posted by Marilyn | August 4, 2014
Excellent QDRO Lawyer
After finding myself dissatisfied with another QDRO lawyer, I found Madeline Hill. From our very first phone conversation, I saw that she was someone I would be comfortable working with. Throughout the process she was straightforward, efficient, timely, and very professional. This was a refreshing change from my previous experiences with lawyers. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Miriam | July 19, 2014
Attorney Madeline Hill will prepare your QDRO efficiently---and with create customer service
My ex-husband and I chose Madeline Hill to prepare our QDRO based on price, but I am recommending her for her professionalism and responsiveness. She made the process very easy for us by providing information by email, explaining all parts of the process in plain English, and keeping on top of the QDRO firm used by my husband's retirement plan. She answered all of our questions very quickly. This was definitely the easiest and fastest part of our divorce process.
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Posted by Wen | January 16, 2013
I have almost always had major headaches when dealing with lawyers and legal issues. When I needed a QDRO done, I shopped around for somebody who would help me with the QDRO. When Madeline Hill from QDRO Helper initially talked with me on the phone, her professionalism and even more importantly, her willingness to help, won my trust immediately. I have started the process with her, and she has gone above and beyond to help. I only wish that all lawyers behaved that way. The price is extremely reasonable (the lowest among the few I shopped around for), and the quality is top-notch. Thanks, Madeline!
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Posted by Dana Schvaneveldt | September 11, 2012
This attorney took good care of me financially. And in a timely manner. Would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Marcus | January 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You!
I would like to thank Madeline Hill of (QDRO Helper) for all of her help and assistance. Like most of you I was looking for help so I used google to research and find some help with the QDRO process. I came across QDRO Helper and I was very impressed with the QDRO Helper website information and FAQ (frequently asked questions). I contacted Madeline Hill and explained to her my situation to see if she could help and that was February 2017. She assisted me throughout the entire process with invaluable help and legal counsel that gave me direction and guidance to complete the QDRO process. Everything was transparent from start to finish. Even with her very busy schedule, she was available and prompt in responding to all of my email, phone calls and messages. Extremely knowledgeable, a very professional person and organization. I would truly recommend her to anyone looking to start the process or those who are recently new to the QDRO process. Thank you once again for your support and professionalism.
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Posted by John | July 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Six to eight weeks!
I corresponded back and forth via email many times over weeks and it was very good. I decided to pay $500 and go forward with getting a QDRO prepared. ONLY THEN do they tell you it will take six to eight weeks to prepare the QDRO. It's dishonest that they don't tell you that up front.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-200 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • President
  • QDRO Helper / Law Office of Madeline L. Hill
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Escondido, CA
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Law Clerk & Attorney
  • QDRO Pros
  • 2006 - 2009


  • California Western Sol
  • J.D.
  • 2008
  • Trinity College
  • M. Phil.
  • 2002
  • Univ Of California Davis
  • B.A.
  • 2001


  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English


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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Madeline
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hill is an excellent attorney and a great resource in the area of family law and division of assets. I strongly recommend her to clients for assistance with QDRO's."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Madeline is a professional attorney with a strong work ethic. I had the good fortune to work with her for several years. I am constantly impressed by her extensive knowledge of QDROs, family law and estate planning. She goes above and beyond for her clients. She leaves no stone unturned to get a deep understanding of her client needs and takes the time to educate them. She explains all of their questions and quickly puts them at ease. Madeline has all of the qualities one would want in an attorney. She is not only dedicated and intelligent but also compassionate and helpful. I highly recommend Madeline for any of your legal needs."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recently referred several clients needing QDRO’s to Ms. Hill of QDRO Helper. She responded promptly to these clients and thoroughly and knowledgeably answered all of their questions making them feel comfortable with the process. Her organization and turn-around time for completing the necessary paperwork for submission to the various plan administrators was also very impressive. Ms. Hill was even able to obtain plan approval, without any difficulty, from one plan administrator who had previously been non-responsive. I would highly recommend Ms. Hill to anyone needing a QDRO."