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Supreme Court May Change Divorce Pension Payments

December 10, 2016

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supreme-court-bldgThe U.S. Supreme Court will consider a case next year that could change the amount disabled military retirees must pay a former spouse after a divorce.

The case, Howell v. Howell, centers on an Arizona Air Force couple who divorced in 1991. At the time of the divorce, John Howell’s upcoming pension was considered a “marital asset” under a federal law known as the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA), and split 50-50 with his former spouse, Sandra.

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