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Padgett v. Little, A120644

In an pension benefits dispute, trial court's qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) enforcing the interest of plaintiff is reversed where a domestic relations order entered before a plan participant's death that does not award a former spouse an interest in the participant's pension plan, but simply reserves jurisdiction, does not provide an adequate basis for entry nunc pro tunc of a QDRO.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/25/2009
  • Published 03/25/2009


  • KLINE, P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP, Charles A. Bird, San Diego, Peggy L. Bennington, a Professional Corp., Corte Madera, Law Offices of Barbara A. Ginsberg, Barbara A. Ginsberg, Oakland, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Ryan A. Kent, Kenneth S. McFarlan, San Rafael, for Respondent Beverly Padgett.
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