– from Dorthy Q. in Bayside, WI
After 18 years of marriage, my husband and I filed for an uncontested divorce. The divorce decree states that I shall receive ½ of my ex-husband’s retirement. I’m not trying to sound greedy, I just want to understand the decree better since it doesn’t tell me when exactly I will receive it. Are these funds available immediately or do I have to wait until he retires?