When my ex and I divorced 5 yrs ago, it was stated in our divorce (in Indiana) that I was entitled to a lump sum of money from his 401k. After the divorce, the attorney that ran the QDRO stated that because he works for a local government, they do not recognize QDROS because it is a governmental job/401k, so the QDRO cannot be filed. I am on good terms with my ex, so I don't want to rock the boat too much, but I could really, really use the money. The amount is $24,000, so it's not like he has that kind of money laying around to give me. He is also about to get married again next May. Has anyone had experience in governmental QDRO problems? I also want to make sure that his new soon to be wife isn't entitled to my money as well if they have problems and divorce.