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Change to Military Retirement Division Has Major Impact in Virginia Divorces

In 2017, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) brought about major changes in how military retirement benefits are divided in Virginia divorce. Prior to the enactment of this law, state courts were not required by the federal government to follow a particular methodology in dividing a servicemember’s military retirement. The typical method of dividing military […]

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How is Disposable Military Retired Pay (DRP) Dealt with in Virginia Divorce Cases?

For military members and their spouses, one of the most important questions that confronts them in their marital separation and divorce case is how the military member’s Disposable Retired Pay (DRP) will be addressed by the Court in the divorce. The simple answer is that, to the extent that a servicemember’s “creditable service” was earned

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