Judge ordered that I receive 33% of husbands retirement . They are saying its to be in payments WHEN he finally retires. Wanna know if its possible to get it in lump sum instead .
More information is needed to offer you an answer. Was the judge's order (final judgment) issued after a trial or pursuant to a mediated settlement agreement. If the judge ordered the distribution in his final judgment after a trail, it is unlikely you will be able to change the terms of the final judgment unless you can get your husband to agree.
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If your husband will receive a monthly amount once he retires, then you are also going to receive it as he does-monthly. It sounds as if this may be an equitable distribution issue? If the retirement account is a 401k account, you may be able to receive it lump sum if it is an option. Hopefully, the final judgment gives you a little guidance. It may not be a bad idea to contact your former attorney to ask just that question.
It depends on what your final judgment or mediated agreement states. If this was an option previously considered, it would have been outlined in these documents. Generally speaking, you can't make this modification if this wasn't previously addressed.
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