Tempe, AZ asked in Divorce for Arizona

Q: My husband is now a retired pilot from Northwest Airlines and we got divorced several years after he retired . He is 68

and I am 60. I received 1/2 of his s.s. payment in the mail on a card with my maiden name on it ( I kept my married name). He said it was a IWO and had me quash the order to stop me from getting 1/2. I need to find out where and why I was getting this money because the clerk of courts have no IWO on file at all with the #'s that are on the supposedly IWO that I signed for my Quashing of the IWO. I never saw the actual IWO and now wonder why I was recieving 1/2. I am the 50/50 pension partner of his retirement plan but I thought I had to be at least 62 years old to receive part of his social security payment. Social Security says that they know nothing about this, clerk of court has no such IWO. The airlines stated they do not handle any social security benefits. I need to find out what has happened. Any suggestions?

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John R Gaertner Jr
John R Gaertner Jr
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: An attorney would have to review your court orders and speak with you to properly advise you in this situation. Most attorneys offer free initial consultations.

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