You don't if the full distribution was in your client's name. They have something called QDRO where the spouse gets part of the distribution directly. If someone's lawyer didn't go that route, your client should find another lawyer for their next divorce.
AND consider contacting said attorney (if no QDRO done...) to discuss his/her E & O insurance.
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The error happens often in an amicable divorce, where everything goes wrong because of no guidance.
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