Originally Posted by mbg111
YOu have no rights to his retirement unless the court granted you a portion of his retirement. Without a court order you are entitled to NOTHING. Since he was not eligible for Social Security due to not paying in, you can't take against his benefit amount. You will have to retire under your own record. Its been over 20 years since the divorce. You are NOT going to be able to reopen it. Oh and if you divorced him before his death YOU ARE NOT HIS WIDOW.
Parents should remember 3 things: Love your kids more than you hate your ex; when you have children the relationship with the other parent is until death; your children determine what type of nursing home you end up in.
Nothing stated by me should be taken as giving you legal advice or forming an attorney/client relationship.
Attorney-GAL in Ohio.
I've removed the knife from my back, polished it, and will one day return it -- long after you think I have forgotten.