What happens to a retirement benefit in the event of a re-marriage?

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What happens to a retirement benefit in the event of a re-marriage?

I was awarded 20% of my ex-husband’s air-force retirement when he retired, as stated in our divorce decree. If I remarried, would I still entitle to part of his retirement?

Asked on November 23, 2010 under Family Law, Texas

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Typically, a matter such as this is covered specifically in the decree or support agreement.  If it's not then your re-marriage will probably have no effect on your receiving it.  The best way to be sure is to consult directly with a divorce attorney in your area.  When you meet with them, have your decree, documents regarding your support, and any other relevant information with you.


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