Was granted petition for divorce
in April of 1997 in Kansas City Kansas.
In the divorce decree it states, " Any pension, retirement, 401K, or other employment related accounts or benefits shall be equally divided between the petitioner (Me) and the respondent
(My ex-wife). Specifically, the retirements of the petitioner through his military service, as of the date of this divorce, shall be equally divided and the 401K of the respondent through her employment, as of the date of the divorce, shall be equally divided between the parties."
I recently retired March 2015 and for the past 6 months I have been trying to figure out how to execute this portion of the divorce decree. I researched the Defense Finance and Accounting Service website and based on the wording and or lack of wording it is unclear as the exactly -
-What amount I will have to pay my ex-wife?
- In 1997 I was nowhere near retirement eligibility
-How long I will have to pay her?
-The decree does not specify a period of time
-How much does my ex-wife owe me?
I'm looking for help to figure out what courses of action can be taken so that I'm in compliance with the terms of my divorce decree with no implied or miss interpretation. Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing from someone.