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#1 Posted : Tuesday, April 03, 2012 3:07:58 AM(UTC)

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Topic: Divorced and wife deceased
    Posted: 29 Mar 2012 at 12:46pm

When my ex and I divorced the PSA was written to give her a certain percentage of my retirement based on time worked; years married; times 50%.
She is now deceased.  When I took a retirement class and asked the question I was told to not answer that I was divorced since she is now deceased.  I have a newspaper article which confirms this.   Do you concur with this strategy.  I plan on retiring with 42 years in.

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Question is:  Do I need to mark down on my retirement application that I had an ex wife who was supposed to receive a certain portion of my retirement or can I just ignore it and go along with what my instructor in the class said to do since she is deceased?
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What is the problem associated with the fact that you were divorced from your deceased ex-wife? Please elaborate on what you read in that newspaper article as well as what you heard in your retirement class.
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#2 Posted : Tuesday, April 03, 2012 11:33:36 AM(UTC)
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You need not put anything down on your retirement application about your ex-wife since she is deceased.

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