Rightfully yours: How to get past-due child support, alimony, and your ex’s pension
5.The Shared Payment
s for Defined Contribution Plans 22
4Do You Need to Get an Attorney to Draft a
(What If YouCan’t Afford One?)
1.Contact Your Original Divorce Attorney 232.Contact a New Family Law Attorney 243.Try to Draft a
Yourself Using a Sample
24from this Book3.1Step-by-step instructions for completing a sample 26
yourself 4.Getting the Judge’s Signature 28
5How Do You Deal with the Plan Administrator?
301.Plan Administrators and You 312.Remaining Nonadversarial with the Plan Administrator 313.Problems in Discovery 344.Your Rights under the Federal Pension Law Called
355.Administrative Fees for Processing
s 366.Constructive Notice of a
377.The Company’s Own Model
Language 388.The Administrator’s Approval and Signature 39
6Could Your Ex-Husband Have More than One Pension?
1.Nonqualified Retirement Plans Not Subject to
s 412.Types of Defined Contribution Plans 413.Types of Defined Benefit Pension Plans 424.Coverage under Two Defined Benefit Pension Plans 435.A Separate
for Each Plan 446.Don’t Forget about Your Ex-Husband’s Previous Employment 45
7How Much of the Pension Are You Entitled to Receive?
1.Determining the Marital Portion of a Defined Contribution Plan 472.Premarital Account Balances 473.
Tips for Determining Your Share of a Defined 47Contribution Plan3.1Interest and investment earnings 483.2Sneaky plan loans by participants 483.3Contributions made after divorce that were for periods 48before divorce4.Determining the Marital Portion of a Defined Benefit 49Pension Plan