QDROS and DOPOS OH MY!
Under Ohio law, your retirement accounts are marital assets subject to division during a divorce. However, these divisions are dealing with assets that might not be accessible for 10, 20, or 30 years down the road. That's where QDROs and DOPOs come into play, those are orders signed by the Judge, which ultimately gets submitted to a retirement account company or pension, and essentially creates a lien on the account for the ex-spouse at the time of retirement.
The problem that people run into is that, at the end of the divorce, they're tired of dealing with everything. The last thing they want is more paperwork, more fees, and more talking with their lawyer! However, it is absolutely essential that you take care of this in a timely manner. For people that don't do it, they can wind up having their retirements delayed because the retirement accounts/pension will not be allowed to start until the order is received. That process can take some time.
If you're in that situation, I can help you take care of that now - so please give me a call!