My exhusband always told me I would get his pension after his death but the opm denied me please help me
This should have been covered in your divorce. You need to consult a divorce attorney ASAP to address this issue.
If your divorce decree does not address the distribution of the pension then you will be hard pressed to prove that you are entitled to it. A verbal promise is not enforceable.
This answer does not constitute the establishment of an attorney/client relationship nor is there any guarantee that this advice will be completely effective in a court of law. A consultation, including review of court orders and other documents is necessary in order for me to give you proper advice and guidance.
If the pension was earned during the marriage, it is a marital asset and should have been addressed in your Agreement or Judgment. If it was overlooked and you did not waive your interest in it, you should retain counsel to file a motion to re-open on this issue.
Was a Matrimonial Settlement Agreement incorporated with your Judgment of Divorce? Was there any language in the Agreement stating that you would receive other assets in lieu of pension benefits? If you did not receive something of value in exchange for not receiving the pension benefits that accrued during the marriage, you should consult with counsel and possibly file to revisit the pension issue.
Kevin M. Regan, Esq.
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