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Ex-Wife of Firefighter Can't Get His Pension Benefits After Dissolution Was Vacated

Monday, March 20, 2023 | 0

The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that the ex-wife of a deceased firefighter was not entitled to his pension benefits even though their dissolution of marriage was set aside. Gary Claxton began working as a firefighter for the City of Alton in 1978. In 1996, Claxton married. He and his wife entered into a prenuptial agreement in which both parties relinquished all claims to maintenance and the other party's retirement accounts or employment pensions, whether vested or non-vested, upon the dissolution of marriage or legal separation. Claxton retired in December 2013 ...

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