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She has no legal claim to it here, you are right you retired and vested prior to marriage.This is not considered community property here, it is separate premarital property and court would award it to you as such. She is just wrong in this instance, its yours and your alone.Now the income during marriage, the payments you received become community income for duration of marriage.But the pension is awarded to your after date of divorce as separate premarital property.
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When contributions are made by the employee and the company prior to manage, the benefits are construed as separate property, while the benefits contributed by the employee and company after the marriage are community property.Here it is yours because it vested prior to marriage.