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My husband pays 90% of s pension to ex. Is there anything he

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My husband pays for years...
My husband pays for years 90% of his pension to ex. Is there anything he can do to change the court decision?
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Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

First off, 90% is not "equitable" by any standards even in Michigan. The courts are supposed to divide his pension by "equitable division" meaning each party is supposed to get what is fair. Of course, the MI court seems to have punished him for not showing up in court in MI.

So now he has to go to court in MI and file a motion to modify equitable distribution and seek to get the court to change their determination. He will need to show how 90% is not equitable based on circumstances surrounding the divorce and he will need to explain why he has waited so long to do anything about this issue.

Your husband will need an attorney in MI to represent him, as this is not going to be a simple matter and will take some time to resolve through the courts.

Also, if your husband can qualify for a disability, he can seek to get his military pension changed over to disability pension and then she could not get any of the pension by law.

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