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  1. Can someone please help answer a few questions? Attorney offices keep pawning me off to other attorney offices and I"m getting nowhere. Husband was receiving an injury related retirement pension from the city he worked in. He elected me as the beneficiary after we were married. He had been divorced prior, and It was noted in the divorce decree that his wife was to receive half. She filed a joinder for the Plan Administrator, but a QDRO was never completed. He passed away in December, 2018, but the city denied me his benefits due to their requirement of a 1 year waiting period and he died in month 9. ? Ex wife is now filing a QDRO and will be requesting a judges signature in lieu of my husband's to proceed. I believe the Plan Administrator is cooperating with this. All I need to know is what my role is in this-- do I have any rights to contest that she receive anything or is this solely based on a judges decision? Do I need to submit/appear in court/have legal representation for anything? The Ex mentioned something about me "signing off" on her filing. If that's the case and I have the right as the official beneficiary to block this process, I'd want to offer her a split of the benefits to 'sign off' for approval. The divorce was in CA. Thank you
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