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Ex-Husband Can’t Keep ERISA Benefits (access required)

A law firm’s benefits plan administrator was obliged to pay a deceased lawyer’s 401(k) and life insurance proceeds to her ex-husband, who remained the designated beneficiary, but ERISA does not protect husband from a state court action by the deceased lawyer’s estate to enforce the separate divorce decree agreement in which husband waived his right ...