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Your interest in the pension basically equals: years of marriage during service, over years of service, times 1/2.For example if he was in the service for 5 years prior to a 10 year marriage and then served another 5 years, the community is entitled to 1/2 the pension and you would be entitled to 1/2 the community interest,
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If you want a former JAG or a lawyer who is licensed in military courts, you can find them listed by location athttp://lawyers.findlaw.com/lawyer/practicestatemetro/Military-Law/California/San-FranciscoHowever, pensions are commonly divided in dissolution of marriage cases whether or not they are military pensions. Military courts do not hear divorce cases, they are heard in California Superior Court.You can get a free consultation from some of the dissolution of marriage attorneys listed by location athttp://lawyers.findlaw.com/lawyer/practicestate/Divorce/CaliforniaThere is an overview of the relevant laws posted here.I hope this information is helpful.
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