Hello, I recently retired and submitted a disability claim. It is about to be approved for 80% disability and I am being asked for a marriage cert which I have and a copy of my wife's previous divorce decree. Come to find out her divorce was not processed properly in 1993 and it was only discovered in 2001. The lawyer tried to get it back dated but Ca. no longer would do that. So, her offical divorce decree is dated 2001 and our marriage licence is date 1994. We do have a letter from the lawyer stating what had happened and that he could not get the divorce decree back dated. So now what do I tell the VA? What is the best way to handle this?