I’ll attempt to make a long story short. My father recently passed away and had worked for one company for many years. I was contacted by a representative from this company asking for his ex-wife’s address. During their divorce, she received a sizeable lump sum and signed away any financial benefit after his death. Thirteen years later, is she eligible to receive money from his pension? I’m the executor of the estate, and I would like to know the correct process for keeping this money away from her. I don’t even know what the total sum of the benefit comes to…they wouldn’t release the information. I don’t know her current address; no one from our family kept in touch with her after the divorce. This was his second wife, whom he didn’t want to be notified that he was ill or notified of the funeral. She was written out of all other life insurance and veteran’s benefits. I would rather the money go to charity if there is no option to place that money into the estate. Am I legally responsible for finding her? Does she receive a benefit even if she signed off in the divorce? The divorce occurred one year after he retired from the company. She took over 70,000 from a retired man in his 60’s. If she is eligible for the money, I hope she spends it on a one-way ticket to hell. Thanks in advance for your time and reply.