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Court lacked jurisdiction to modify pension distribution (access required)

Although a circuit court retains jurisdiction to correct or clarify a pension distribution order after Rule 1:1’s 21-day period, the court lacks jurisdiction “to change the substance of the original division of property.” As a result, where the property distribution awarded appellant wife 50% of appellee’s military pension, less a fee for calculating a survivor benefit, ...