Detroit, MI asked in Family Law and Military Law for North Carolina

Q: I got my divorce in NC. The decree stats I'm intitled to a portion of his retirement. The formulation wasn't added

By what I was told "Proper Law" he has retired 10yrs ago! DFAS states they can't release my payment.

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Amanda Bowden Houser

Answered
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: You likely need a QDRO. Go see a local family law attorney and keep your fingers crossed that you aren't completely screwed. If you did your own divorce or relied on your spouses attorney to prepare the divorce - this would be a prime example of why that is an exceedingly bad idea. If you had an attorney during your divorce - go see that attorney if possible. Best of luck.

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