How does Alabama law divide a federal (Veterans Administration) pension between a husband and wife.

Asked over 1 year ago - Mobile, AL

Marriage 1971, divorce 1998, only asset is federal pension. Husband employed by VA the entire marriage and retired in January 2010.

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  1. Christie Lyman Dowling

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    Answered . In Alabama in general, a spouse who has been married for 10 or more years while a pension was earned can make a claim for up to 50% of it. However this should have been done in the Final Judgment of Divorce. You definitely need to see an attorney in order to review the terms of your divorce decree.

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Divorce is the process of formally ending a marriage. Divorces may be jointly agreed upon, resolved by negotiation, or decided in court.

Dividing a Pension in a Divorce

If one party in a divorce has a pension, it may be subject to division, depending on how much value it has accrued during the marriage.

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