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Do all states permit military retired pay to be divided as marital or community property upon divorce?

All states, both equitable distribution and community property states, have one or another method of dividing military pensions. In a divorce, a civilian spouse, therefore, should consider the laws of the state of residence and the domicile state of the servicemember.

Different states divide pay in different ways. For example, a court can direct that a portion of the retired pay be paid monthly upon the retirement of the military spouse.