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That valuable military pension obviously looms large in a divorce

If you're a member of the United States military or the spouse of a servicemember, you might be somewhat familiar with the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act.

But, then again, you might be one of a large number of people in the military community who have absolutely no idea what the legislation provides for. If that is the case, you likely have no understanding of its effect when, as noted in a recent article on divorce in the armed forces, "a marriage goes south" for a military member and his or her spouse.

What happens to a military pension if that marital outcome occurs? The importance of a military pension in a divorce can be virtually impossible to overstate. As the above-cited article points out, that reciprocal obligation of the military in return for a long-tenured career of service is a lifeline to a servicemember and family, tending to be "the single most valuable asset in a military marriage."

It is thus quite obvious why pension-related considerations frequently loom large when a military marriage sours.

That the USFSPA firmly recognizes the contributions made by a spouse in a military marriage is manifestly clear through its mandate that a military pension is deemed marital property in the event a servicemember and spouse are untying the marital knot.

That is true across the country, including in Arkansas.

Although the principle holds true nationally, though, the details regarding how a pension will be distributed between divorcing spouses can differ somewhat from state to state.

An Arkansas military member or spouse can receive accurate information regarding how a pension will be handled in a divorce from a proven Little Rock family law attorney experienced in representing servicemembers and their families in divorce matters.

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