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Military Legal Materials

A guide to legal materials dealing with the military, veterans, and military family issues.

USFSPA Resources

  • Statute:  Pub. L. No. 97-252 § 1001 et seq., 96 Stat. 730 (1982), as amended.
  • Military Retirement Benefits in Divorce, Marshal S. Willick (American Bar Association 1998). Location: Law KF 7275 .W55 1998.
  • The Complete QDRO Handbook: Dividing ERISA, Military, and Civil Service Pensions and Collection Child Support from Employee Benefit Plans, Patricia Shewmaker & James R. Lewis (4th ed., American Bar Association 2019). Location: Law KF 3512 .C37 2019. Chapter 11 covers the division of military retired pay.
  • The Military Divorce Handbook: A Practical Guide to Representing Military Personnel and Their Families, Mark E. Sullivan (2d ed., American Bar Association 2011). Location: Law KF 535 .S85 2011.
  • Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act Legal Overview
  • USFSPA FAQs
  • Application for Former Spouse Payments from Retired Pay (DD Form 2293) [PDF]
  • Garnishment