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I have been divorced for about 6 yrs now, but before that I

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was married for almost 17...
I have been divorced for about 6 yrs now, but before that I was married for almost 17 yrs. A friend of mine told me that I am entitled to 1/2 of my ex-husbands retirement pay (military) even though we had an uncontested divorce. Is this true?
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You are entitled to a portion of your ex-spouse's military retirement only if the family court orders it in your favor. If the court did not consider the issue of retirement, and you did not waive the division of this property in the divorce judgment or marital settlement agreement, then you may be able to ask the court to make an order for division of the retirement now. Otherwise, you would be barred from returning to court and requesting a division.

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