We have previously discussed how important it is for Maryland residents to update and file important documents after divorce. Unfortunately, a number of individuals neglect to do this, and as a result the terms of their divorce settlements are undermined.
In June, we discussed the case of a woman who was awarded 50 percent of her husband's pension through Montgomery County Public Schools at the time of divorce. However, a qualified domestic relations order was never filed with the pension plan administrator, and the man later listed his new wife as beneficiary. So, upon the man's death, the pension went to his widow and the ex-wife was denied her share.