1. Trade-off or waiver: By this method, the employee spouse gets the half of the community share to which the non-employee spouse is entitled, thus having it all, and the non-employee spouse gets some other community property of a value equal to the share that was given up. This is most often an interest in the family home, but it could also be a promissory note. This kind of arrangement should be done as part of written Marital Settlement Agreement or by listing the pension in the Petition and dividing it in court along with the other property.
If there is not enough other community property for a trade off, and if no note is exchanged, then the non-employee spouse can simply waive (give up) all interest just to have the matter settled. This only makes sense if your interest isn't worth much or if you have plenty of other resources. The Petitioner can make an oral waiver at the hearing, but at an uncontested hearing the Respondent does not appear, so any waiver from Respondent must be part of a written agreement or in the form of a written waiver to be presented at the hearing by the Petitioner. Although not necessary, having it notarized is a good idea.