I waived my survivor rights to my spouse’s accounts in my divorce, but my name was not removed. Do I still collect?
If your spouse passes away after your divorce and they did not remove your name from the accounts but you waived your right to those accounts in the divorce, that waiver is going to stand. The court is going to treat the relationship as if you died before your spouse actually died. Any of the contingent beneficiaries that your spouse has listed in their will or on their retirement plan, the survivor benefit, the benefit will go to that person instead of you. It will be as if you passed away before your spouse did. Contact the Tampa divorce attorneys at All Family Law Group, P.A. by email or call 813-672-1900 to schedule a free consultation to discuss the issues in your case.