• Petitioned The Congress of the United States

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Reform the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act

    1. Petition by

      CH McCarron

The Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act, passed in the early 80's, was originally designed to protect spouses of military members. It contains provisions that were not clearly considered. For instance, the law only considers the uniformed services. The law does not limit the settlement to the rank at the time of the divorce, but at the time of the retirement of the service member.
To conclude: Terminate military retired pay payments upon the former spouse's remarriage; base the award of retired pay on the member's grade and years of service at time of divorce, not the time of retirement; and strengthen the prohibitions against awarding VA disability pay to a former spouse.

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    • William Miller LAS VEGAS, NV
      • over 2 years ago

      My ex has remarried another military member, who is now retired, so they are pulling down his retirement pay as well as a portion of mine. How is that fair, or just?

      When the ex remarries, the Court Ordered Alimony should stop immediately!!!

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    • Robert Hunt VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      Military is unjustly targeted because of an antiquated law. I challenge law makers to identify another occupation/career that calls for division of retirement upon divorce regardless of fault/circumstance for life. It's obvious to me that politicians are reluctant to change because the bottom dollar is not affected. Had I not wore a uniform, I would been allowed to live my life with the full benefits I earned. Instead, I continue to work overtime to make ends meet while my ex spouse enjoys her share of my retirement for life and the company of yet, another meal ticket. At the very least; this atrocity should have been disclosed upon enlistment or commissioning in the US Armed Forces.

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    • James Woods HAMPTON, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      Totally unfair and biased action on the quill of a judge legislating from the bench; they need to stay in the damn courts...

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    • James LaGue ORANGE PARK, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      Military personell deserve to be treated better. This law was wrong from its inception. This law endentured me to my ex wife for life!

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    • Michael Whelan FRANKLIN, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      I don't have an ex but clearly the facts of each divorce have to be examined. I cut my career short to help my spouse with hers--how would that play out?

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