Buffalo and Western New York QDRO and Bankruptcy Attorney

I’m Michael F. Barrett, a Buffalo-based lawyer helping individuals file for bankruptcy and file QDROs since 2008. I personally handle every aspect of my cases, so your call or message will be answered by me, and your case will never be handled by an associate or paralegal.   Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs): Dividing a pension, 401(k), or other retirement account in a divorce usually requires a special type of court order called a Qualified Domestic Relations Order, or QDRO (pronounced “quadro”). I have prepared and reviewed hundreds of QDROs and can assist you in taking the steps necessary to ensure that you receive the retirement account benefits you are entitled to receive.   Chapter 7 & Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: I represent individuals in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. I am a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the premier organization for bankruptcy lawyers and an invaluable resource for keeping up with the latest in bankruptcy practice. I have filed hundreds of bankruptcy cases since 2008.   My goal is to provide you with options so that you can make the best decision for you. Sometimes that means I can help with your case. Other times, the right answer means that my services aren’t necessary. What comes first are the needs of my clients, not my bottom line.   Contact me today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:   • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy   Call 716-427-3880 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Michael F. Barrett

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2008
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of New York, 2008


  • State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York, 2007
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
  • State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, 2004
    • B.S.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Business Administration

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Erie County Bar Association (Member)
  • New York State Bar Association (Member)
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (Member)

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