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QDRO Limits Wife's 'Survivor Benefits' (access required)

Where a qualified domestic relations order awards survivor benefits under a husband's pension to his ex-wife, the benefits vest only if the husband dies after he has retired, the Court of Appeals of Virginia has ruled. The QDRO at issue was modeled after the parties' divorce decree, which provided that the wife would receive her share ...