Legal Question in Family Law in Minnesota

I live in the state of Minnesota, Dakota County. In 1999 I divorced my spouse, with a settlement on a QDRO, from my defined benefit pension plan. She passed away in 2009, is there any way I could recover those funds, or does the company get to just keep that money?

Asked on 12/29/12, 4:24 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Robert Kane Law Offices of Robert D. Kane, Jr.

You should be able to get the funds that were awarded to you. The company does not just get to keep the money.

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Answered on 12/29/12, 9:42 am
Maury Beaulier612.240.8005 Minnesota Lawyers

The answer depends on the language of the QDRO. In most cases, the proceeds awarded to your spouse would then pass to her estate and her beneficiaries. Only in rare circumstances is there a survivorship interests where, upon death, the proceeds revert back to the policy holder.

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Answered on 12/31/12, 10:40 am


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