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Please tell me - what kind of pension is this? A 401k, or, IRA, or, something else?
If the qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) has not been filed, then, her share of the money reverts back to you, unless her estate scrambles and quickly submits a nunc pro tunc QDRO after her passing, in which case the money is paid out to her estate.
If the QDRO has been filed, then, her share of the money is sent to the designated beneficiary she designated.
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