For the purposes of dividing The Someone's retirement plan between him and me, I am what is known as "The Alternate Payee."
Here is the change in that division that has been recently suggested by The Someone's Retirement Plan folks: If Alternate Payee dies before she commences benefits, in accordance with the Plan's QDRO policy, no benefits are available to her or her estate.
Here is how it read originally: If Alternate Payee dies before full payment to Alternate Payee has been made, the amount unpaid shall be made to Alternate Payee's designated beneficiary, or if none then to Alternate Payee's estate.
My wise ex-mother-in-law would say something like, "Well, if you die, all of that will be someone else's problem."
The man who loves me would probably tell me once again the story of
"The Appointment in Samarra"Here's a version I found on the internet:
The speaker is Death
Still. I'm feeling a tad bit paralyzed here.
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