Michigan’s most established and trusted QDRO preparer, Serving Michigan attorneys and their clients since 2000, Over 22,000 QDROs prepared
Robert Treat, Esq.
J.D. - Univ. Toledo College of Law
B.S., Public Law & Govt. - Eastern Michigan Univ.
APA - Accredited Pension Administrator certification program through the National Institute of Pension Administrators
U.S. Army – 1976-1979, honorable.
IDS Financial Services, American Express Financial Advisors, Financial Services Company– 1992-2002 - Financial Planning for individuals: Financial Position, Insurance, Investments, Taxation, Retirement, and Estate Planning
Mantese, Miller & Shea – 2000-2002 – Law Clerk – drafted deeds, preliminary estate plans, developed and managed client data base
Hantz Consulting/QDROExpress – April 2002 to July 2012 – research and prepare domestic relations orders and pension valuations; ongoing development of QDRO software; amass and update company specific retirement plan information. President August 2007 – July 2012. Purchased company July 31, 2012 – sole member and president.
Law – Admitted to practice in Michigan – Active Member State Bar
Inactive Licenses – (Ohio Law, General Securities License (Series 7 & 63), Life, Accident & Health Insurance, Variable Contracts
Service to Family Law Community
Chair of Family Law Section of State Bar of Michigan 2018-2019. Family Law Council Member 2008-2010, 2012-2019. Chair of QDRO Committee. Active in numerous Committees. Congressional testimony on various Bills.
Presenter of QDRO Seminars for Professionals in Michigan and across the country; have presented for the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Institute for Certified Divorce Financial Analysts, and various County Bar Associations and law firms.
Author of LexisNexis Practice Guide Michigan Family Law, Chapter 14 – Division of Retirement Plans
Contributor to Institute of Continuing Legal Education publication, QDROs, EDROs & Division of Employee Benefits on Divorce, 2004 edition – Ch. 5 IRAs and Federal Pensions.
Author of numerous articles published in the Michigan Family Law Journal
2007 Family Law Assistance Project pro bono attorney of the year.
2017 recipient of the State Bar of Michigan John W. Cummiskey pro bono award.
Other Relevant Facts
Approximately 22,000 QDROs/DROs. These Orders divide ERISA plans, Federal Plans (FERS, CSRS, Military), and State and Municipal Government plans. Hundreds of pension valuations prepared.
Former Plan Administrator of a 401(k) plan with hundreds of participants.
Member Qualified Domestic Relations Order National Education Society (QDRONES)
Anne Pastrana, Esq.
Juris Doctorate, Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 1990
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, California, 1987
QDRO Express LLC, Supervising Attorney, 8/2012 to present
Legal Aid and Defender Association, Civil Law Group, Staff Attorney, 7/2003 to 8/2012
Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services, Downtown Intake Office, Staff Attorney, 3/1991 to 6/1994
Law -State Bar of Michigan, 1991
Law- State Bar of Texas, 1990
Principal case study and drafting attorney. Drafted over 9,000 defined benefit and defined contribution QDROs/EDROs/DROs pursuant to applicable statutes, Judgments of Divorce and retirement/pension plans governed by ERISA, Federal, State and Municipal Plans. Provide expert advice to attorneys/parties regarding Plan specifications and requirements.
Provided legal services to thousands of indigent clients regarding family law, landlord-tenant law, foreclosure law, bankruptcy law, unemployment compensation law, probate law and public benefits law.
Conducted Family Law Clinics for In Pro Per Litigants
Member, Family Law Section, State Bar of Michigan
Member, Downriver Bar Association
Member, United States Federal District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Member, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Ohio