If the Court did not award you any of your ex-husband's retirement account(s) in the original divorce, you cannot get any now.
Ok, it's one thing to be "told by two lawyers," and it's another thing to be told by the lawyer representing you. Did you have representation at the hearing or mediation? Did you voluntarily give up any claim to the retirement? If you did not have representation, and you consented to foregoing any claim to the retirement funds, there isn't anything you can do about that now. If you did have representation, and you consented to foregoing any claim to the retirement funds, it is also unlikely you have any recourse, unless you think you were somehow misled. If that's the case, it's an issue you would take up with the attorney representing you at the time.
The comments listed here are of a general nature and are not offered to create a formal attorney-client relationship -- that is, I am not, and I cannot give you legal advice here. I am Iowa licensed and, to become your attorney, I need to understand the particular facts and circumstances of your legal question and most likely meet you face to face.
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