A Sea Change to Military Pensions
Between November 25, 2015 and May 15, 2017, two acts of Congress and one U.S. Supreme Court decision have significantly altered the landscape of military pensions, particularly to the detriment of divorcing spouses of service members. This Emerging Issues Analysis explores these changes, especially those impacting the divorcing spouses.
Steven P. Shewmaker is a partner in the firm of Shewmaker & Shewmaker, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia. His practice is devoted to family law, criminal defense and military criminal and administrative matters. He is a 27-year veteran of the United States Army, having served as a commissioned officer in Infantry, Military Intelligence and Judge Advocate assignments in the active Army, the U.S. Army Reserve as well as the Georgia and Alabama National Guard. He is an active member of the Georgia State Bar Military & Veterans Section and the American Bar Association Family Law Section. He graduated cum laude from the Georgia State College of Law in 2005.
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