Thank you for your patience;
the UFSPA (here) allows a state court to have jurisdiction over the military retirement, so that a former spouse is entitled to recieve a portion of the retirement, depending on state law.
In GA, normally the courts will divide marital property "in an equitable manner" - this means fair and just, which is not necessarily equal. The relevant time frame is the marriage- ie the portion of the retirement that accumulated (and its appreciation) during the marriage. Often times the court will award a 50/50 division. This assumes that the 10/10 rule has been met- which states that the military member and former spouse must have been married for 10+ years, and during which the member performed at least 10 years of military service creditable towards retirement eligibility.
It is very important that the decree set out this property right; the order can set this out as a percentage, as a specified amount, or as a formula.
Further reading here
Further questions? Please post here to continue the chat.
Satisfied? Kindly rate positively so I receive credit for assisting you. I hope that you feel I have earned
5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟*****
as I strive to provide my customers with great service. ☺️
(no additional charges are incurred).
Information provided is for educational purposes only. Consultation with a personal attorney is always recommended so your particular facts may be considered. Thank you and take care.