Military divorce is much more complex than civilian divorce because it involves adherence to state and federal laws, as well as the military code.
If you or your spouse is an active service member of the U.S. and are currently deployed, the the Service Members’ Civil Relief Act will postpone your divorce until the service is completed, or up to 60 days after.
Division of Military Pension in A Divorce
The division of military pension is often a serious concern to military spouse’s in a divorce. Under the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA), 10 U.S.C. 1408, military retirement pay can be treated as marital property in an divorce action. The law also states that a spouse can only receive military retirement benefits if the marriage has lasted 10 years or more.
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