After 19 years, my son is divorcing. He is 39. He has his 20 years in the military, 5 years active the rest reserves. Her attorney wants to know what his pension will be in the discovery. My son has answered that he has no idea how much his pension will be since he does not know when he will be leaving the military and is certainly too young to be eligible for retirement benefits at this time. Is there any kind of rule if and what she would deserve?
Divorce is the process of formally ending a marriage. Divorces may be jointly agreed upon, resolved by negotiation, or decided in court.
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.
by attorney Graham Norris
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