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What's the name of that spousal pension law?

Posted by susie100 (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 6, 09 at 23:44

Not sure if this is the right forum to post this on, but....what is the name of that federal law where a divorced spouse is entitled to part of her ex-husband's pension? And does anyone know a site where I could read the entire law? Thank you.

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RE: What's the name of that spousal pension law?

Your rights to part of a former husband's pension depend on the laws of your state, and the rules of the pension itself.

Any such rights apply to both the husband and wife.

Generally, the portion of a pension that is considered marital property, and thus subject to a divorce settlement, is the portion that was earned during the marriage.

Your attorney can advise you in this matter.

Here is a link that might be useful: Link

RE: What's the name of that spousal pension law?

My husband signed over his pension to me and lost $125. a month. He has passed away and I draw the same pension he did. Many husbands that works at the same company just take the papers home and the wives sign away their pensions. There are no laws that I know of that protects the wife automatically.

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