Dear Judy Kemmer:
Greetings. First, I don’t know what a “quality dispute relationship” is. I think that you are referring to a QDRO or “Qualified Domestic Relations Order.”
I cannot answer whether or not she has any rights to your retirement without seeing the separation agreement the two of you executed or the order dividing your marital property. If she has rights to your retirement, they they would have been determined in the settlement documents. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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