Divorcing Military Spouses to Get More Protection in Anticipated Changes to Statute

The US Senate Armed Services Committee has reportedly approved changes intended to update and streamline the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act .

Highlights of the proposed amendments include:

  1. eliminating the requirement that a marriage have lasted ten years for a military pension to be subject to an income deduction order
  2. passing cost of living increases on to more former spouses
  3. reducing notification requirements to the military spouse

These amendments still have to be passed by the full Congress.

Lobbyists on behalf of military spouses reportedly seek additional amendments.

Read more in this Everett (WA) Daily Herald article.