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Military Separation & Divorce - Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA). The USFSPA allows state divorce courts to divide military retirement pay as community property. Here are links, articles, and information pages concerning this controversial law.

Retirement Pay Division
Part III of a multi-part article about military domestic situations. In part III, all about the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA).

Applying for USFSPA Payments
Procedures for applying for payments from DFAS for retired pay awarded by a court, under the provisions of the USFSPA.

How Fair is Fair? (Part I)
Former Spouse Protection Act -- In our efforts to be fair, we created a great injustice toward our veterans.

How Fair is Fair? (Part II)
Former Spouse Protection Act -- What's wrong with "Fair?"

USFSPA FAQ
Frequently asked questions about DFAS payment system for retired pay divised under the provisions of the USFSPA.

USFSPA Law
Actual wording of the law for the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act.

Billboard
40 foot billboard erected by the Alliance Against the USFSPA Law (AAUL), to protest the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act.

FAQs and Myths
Frequently asked questions and myths about the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act.

Illegal Law
Is the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act in conflict with other laws? You decide.

News & Articles
News reports and articles about the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act.

Ten Commandments for Divorce
If you're a nonmilitary spouse suing your military spouse for divorce, this article can make a difference between receiving a portion of retired pay or not.

USFSPA Explained
Excellent balanced article, reprinted from the Florida Law Review, about provisions of the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act.

USFSPA Facts
Facts about the Uniform Services Former Spouse Protection Act; what it is, who is affected, and how it's applied.

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