Congress: Change the Uniformed Service Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA) Now.

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Congress: Change the Uniformed Service Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA) Now.

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Christine Cochran started this petition to House of Representatives and Senate Congress and

Military retirement is the only retirement that is considered marital property. The Uniformed Service Former Spouse Protection Act states that judges can take military retired disposible income into consideration when considering equitible distribution in a divorce and the judges have taken that to believe that a former spouse automatically gets a portion of the military members retirement. I have seen ex spouses get part of the service members retirement when they have provided no support throughout the service members career, committed adultery when the service member was on deployement and even abandoned the service member and took everything they owned. Their is not even a requirement to show that they were a supportive party during the service members career to earn a portion of that retirement. Additionally, disposible income is retirement benefits that do not include any disability payments the service member may receive because of a disability and the judges have now crossed the line and began awarding former spouses a portion of the disability benefits of the service member by stating the service member has to pay the former spouse spousal support for the rest of their life if the service member receives disability that would cut into the former spouses portion of the disposible income. This must stop. I am asking everyone to sign this petition and ask Congress to change the Uniformed Service Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA) so military retirement is not considered military property and is not considered a marital asset. Being a military spouse is not the same as being an active duty service member. Why is military retirement a marital asset, but civilian retirement is not considered a marital asset? Additionally, we have to stop these judges from taking our service members disability pay away by making them pay their former spouses spousal support to make up any difference from the disposible income so changing this law would stop that as well. It is absolutely not fair that an ex spouse deserves to receive the money a service member that retires receives for his/her disability. Please sign this and stop the madness. Being a spouse is NOT the same as wearing a uniform everyday and serving this great nation of ours.

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