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I appreciate you getting back to me. I don't know if you didn't understand the question or I didn't explain it right. I was legally separated in 2007. My husband didn't tell me that he retired in March of 2008. I found out late September of 2008. He already signed the papers that he was going to take his pension with no death benefits. He was not legally supposed to do that. If I got a QDRO before he died would the state have changed his option. Also can you get a QDRO without divorce. Does QDRO mean divorce? If that didn't come across the right way the first time I appoligize. Let me know if I have to pay another fee. Thank you Patricia
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NO A QDRO can only be filed after the divorce papers have been served.
YOu must contact the probate office to see if the estate was administered correctly.
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Your replys say Divorce. I was legally separated. Can you answer another question? When you get legally separated in NY State. Where does it have to be filed to be valid?
A legal separation has the same general procedure as a divorce and is filed with the family court.
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