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Question: Military Retirement Pay and divorce. I married AFTER I've retired from the military. Most of the Q&A talked about divorce while in service or marriage occurring while serving. If I divorce, would my spouse still be able to get a percentage of the retirement pay?

Answer: The Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act governs this issue.  One of the requirements of the Act is that only spouses married to the military member while he or she is on active duty qualify.  If you married your spouse after retirement, then your military retirement would be your sole and separate property. 

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  • Military Retirement Pay and divorce. I married AFTER I've retired from the military. Most of the Q&A talked about divorce while in service or marriage occurring while serving. If I divorce, would my spouse still be able to get a percentage of the retirement pay?

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