QDRO Partners is unique in that there are very few QDRO entities run by an attorney whose prior practice was wholly centered on domestic relations law. Ben Nyhan practiced exclusively in family law for six years prior to founding QDRO Partners in 2016. His interest in retirement plan division and experience in high-asset, complex divorce cases led him to create QDRO Partners.
Ben has personally drafted over 2,300 domestic relations orders and has consulted with attorneys on a wide range of retirement asset division matters. Ben's practical experience as a divorce attorney and his understanding of the inner workings of settlement negotiations, time constraints, and the court system allows him to provide his customers with a higher level of service. Ben strives to meet the needs of local practitioners with sophisticated, timely, and convenient service.
In order to ensure QDRO Partners is at the forefront of all things QDRO, Ben maintains regular contact with other professionals who deal with QDRO-related issues, including counsel for public pension funds, employee benefits and ERISA attorneys, actuaries, and accountants.
Ben was born and raised in Bexley, Ohio. Prior to graduating law school and entering private practice in 2010, Ben lived and worked in Washington, D.C., working in legislative affairs positions and on Capitol Hill.
Reach out to Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-962-6900.
Ben is a frequent speaker on the topic of QDROs and issues related to the division of retirement assets incident to divorce. He has presented at the following Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars:
- October 2, 2020 – National Business Institute CLE, “QDROs for Paralegals”
- June 4, 2019 – National Business Institute CLE, “QDROs: Solutions to Common Challenges”
- December 3, 2018 - Union County Bar Association Domestic Relations CLE
- May 22, 2018 - Central Ohio Academy of Collaborative Divorce Professionals, presentation at monthly meeting,
- December 8, 2017 - Delaware County Bar Association Domestic Relations CLE, “Avoiding QDRO Pitfalls: Addressing Key Points in the Separation Agreement,”
- May 9, 2017 – National Business Institute CLE: "QDROs and Complex Retirement Plans”
- May 4, 2017 - Ohio Association for Justice's Annual Convention CLE: "QDRO Best Practices: Addressing Critical Issues Prior to Final Hearing."
- March 13, 2017 - Columbus Bar Association’s Family Law Committee March meeting
- January 31, 2017 - Ohio State Bar Association CLE, “QDRO Best Practices: Why a Properly Drafted Separation Agreement is Critical.”
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, The Ohio State University
Juris Doctorate, University of Dayton School of Law
ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE OHIO BAR
(Supreme Court Registration Number 0086778)
THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
COLUMBUS BAR ASSOCIATION
Member, Family Law Committee and Employee
OHIO STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
Member, Family Law Committee
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
Member, Section of Family Law: Military Committee