Update on Supreme Court Military Pay Issue

“We often refer to the Supreme Court as a “hot bench”: Questions fly fast and furious from all the justices, often allowing the lawyers to get out only a few sentences (if that many) before fielding the next question. However, the bench that heard today’s oral argument in  Howell v. Howell , a dispute over military retirement pay in a divorce, was more lukewarm than hot. Advocates for both sides had plenty of extended opportunities to speak – so much…

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Supreme Court To Address Military Benefits In Family Law Cases

"The Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act is a 1982 federal law that authorizes state courts to divide up military retirement pay in a divorce. Specifically, the law allows state courts to treat “disposable retired pay” as either the service member’s property or the property of both the service member and the member’s spouse, depending on state law." The full article can be found here:  http://www.scotusblog.com/2017/03/argument-preview-justices-consider-family-law-military-benefits/

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