In the State of California
My spouse has a 401a and 401b with the union. We are separated and there is in effect a Protective Restraining Order.
I have reason to believe that he is going to try to take the pension through disability retirement or other means. He recently cancelled the medical insurance I found out today and I need to go to court by tomorrow or Friday at the very latest to stop him and I do not know what form to fill out to ask the court to freeze the pension. I am under the impression that I need to Join it or something like that. I also know that I am not capable of a Qdro or whatever it is called. I am on SSDI and do not have an attorney and he refuses spousal support and also attorney's fees. I believe that his attorney has lied in court and also tried to coerce me into signing off on his pension plan and dropping the restraining order.
Since the beginning of separation 6 months ago, the benefits office as been notified of the pending divorce, and I felt secure that it was untouchable, but now I believe that he is going to take it and run. I don't know what to do. Thank you very much for your help in advance.