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Domestic Relations – Separation Agreement – Military Pension – Subject Matter Jurisdiction – Consent to Personal Jurisdiction (access required)

Under 10 U.S.C. § 1408(c)(4), in order for a court to treat military retirement pay as property in a divorce or separation case, the court must have “jurisdiction over the member by reason of ... his consent to the jurisdiction of the court.” This statute refers to personal, not subject matter, jurisdiction. And, in the ...

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